Energy Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere: Benefits and Impediments

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Energy Cooperation

Energy Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere: Benefits and Impediments examines the state of energy cooperation among Western Hemisphere oil and natural gas producers and the opportunities for greater cooperation.

Energy Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere
Benefits and Impediments

Edited by Sidney Weintraub, with Annette Hester and Veronica R. Prado
Foreword by Luis Alberto Moreno

CSIS Significant Issues Series 608 pp. March 2007
ISBN 978-0-89206-488-5 6” x 9” $34.95 (pb)

Energy Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere: Benefits and Impediments examines the state of energy cooperation among Western Hemisphere oil and natural gas producers and the opportunities for greater cooperation. The result of two years of extensive in-country research and interviews with key stakeholders including governments and major oil and gas interests, the study is distinguished by its comprehensive approach and detailed analysis of current conditions and future projects. The findings of this study were presented at conferences across the Western Hemisphere in locations such as: Washington D.C., Mexico City, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Bogota, Rio de Janeiro, and New York.

Sidney Weintraub and the co-authors of the study offer the reader a wide range of information on energy policy including:

  • An examination of the critical historical factors, technical challenges, dangerous conditions, and political tensions, divisions, and disagreements that have hampered hemispheric cooperation
  • Country-by country case studies of the United States, Mexico, Canada, Venezuela, Columbia, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Trinidad and Tobago
  • An exploration of various regional concerns, such as: energy infrastructure, environmental issues, regulation of the Hydrocarbon sector, and the role of China and India in the energy sector
  • Predictions and suggestions to enhance the dialogue on moving toward a more stable, energy-cooperative hemisphere.

“This book . . . contributes to a better understanding of factors having an impact on energy integration and on the feasibility of undertaking cooperative activities in this area.”—José Luis Machinea, Executive Secretary, ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean)

“. . . captures the essence of the hemisphere’s critical energy issues and succinctly discusses the opportunities and challenges ahead for the political leadership in the countries involved.”—Guy Caruso, Administrator, Energy Information Administration

“. . . provides a comprehensive picture of these vital assets and calls attention to the badly needed coordination of policies to promote economic and social development in the region.”—Enrique Iglesias, Secretary General, Iberoamerican General Secretariat

“. . . a unique body of research . . .The analyses are compelling, in some cases provocative, but always provide fresh insights into a topic of vital interest to the prosperity and security of all in our hemisphere.”—Derek Burney, Senior Strategic Adviser, Ogilvy Renault LLP

“Richly detailed and persuasively argued . . . A must-read for policymakers, business executives, and students of the hemisphere.”—Thomas F. (Mack) McLarty III, President, Kissinger McLarty Associates
 

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Sponsors

 

BP BP of Trinidad and Tobago Chevron EnCana
ExxonMobil Ford Foundation The Government of Alberta June Warren Publishing LTD
USAID U.S. Consulate General, Rio de Janeiro U.S. Embassy, Mexico City U.S. Embassy, Ottawa
Shell Shell of Canada Talisman Energy TransCanada
Petrobras