Essays Tagged: "Opec"

gulf war

also accused of pumping more oil than allowed by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), thereby dropping the price of oil in Iraq's export.Iraqi forces began to mobilize along the K ...

(4 pages) 154 1 4.6 May/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

How successful was the attempt by OPEC to use oil as a political weapon?

The Organisation of (Arab) Oil Exporting Countries (OPEC)'s move to raise oil prices and to limit output and distribution to the Western world came at a ... ng of the war in 1973 its moment had come. It was also a way to further grander aims on the part of OPEC, as laid out below. This was a political motive, but it was also one heavily intertwined with e ... uccesses and failures in both sections of the essay, starting with the Arab-Israeli motive and then OPEC's.Only the relatively immediate success of OPEC will be considered, and so there will be no dis ...

(9 pages) 209 2 2.4 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > International Organizations & Conflicts

Why is the demand curve of a firm in perfect competition perfectly elastic?

and thus these firms enjoy quite a strong control over the market; example of an oligopoly would be OPEC.The perfectly competitive model relies on five basic assumptions. These assumptions stay the sa ...

(6 pages) 283 0 4.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

The UK Government Position on Energy Efficiency and Conservation the Past Thirty Years

nto three campaignsCampaign 1 - Save EnergyThis campaign was bought about due to the oil embargo by OPEC and the coal miner strikes in the 1970's. The idea of this campaign was to make consumers aware ... il fuels in the near future).Initially the public responded well but the campaign faltered when the OPEC issues and miners dispute were settled, coupled with increased fossil fuel production and new e ...

(4 pages) 65 1 2.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Analysis the characteristic features of one economy: Iran economic details economic indicators economic problems

terprises, village agriculture and small-scale businesses. The country has the distinction of being OPEC's (Oil Producing and Exporting Countries) second largest oil producer as it holds 7% of the wor ...

(11 pages) 214 0 3.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics

Has OPEC been a Successful Cartel?

producers grouped together for their own benefit. The most well known cartel in existence today is OPEC, Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Its members are some (but not all) of the most ... rtels try to raise prices at the expense of consumers.The aim of this essay is to determine whether OPEC has been a successful cartel, this will mean I have to examine the strengths and weaknesses of ...

(6 pages) 101 1 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

National Average of Gas Prices 2000-2001

ot meeting the ever-increasing demand for fuel. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), a group of nations that determines what the guidelines for world fuel exports should be, lowe ... approximately 600 million barrels of crude oil (Kiefer, 2000). The SPR was created in response to OPEC's oil embargo in 1973. Using the SPR was thought to stabilize the rise in gas prices (Kiefer, ...

(4 pages) 40 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

World Energy Crisis.

creased the world's dependence on Middle Eastern oil. With the crisis in Venezuela, the capacity of OPEC to meet any additional supply interruption is limited and the war in Iraq would put OPEC at its ... isis.Similar to the energy crises in 1973 and 1979, current excess capacity exists only in very few OPEC countries, primarily in Saudi Arabia. OPEC data indicates that the current level of excess capa ...

(3 pages) 68 1 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Why firms try to collude and discuss the factors that may facilitate and hinder sustained collusion with reference to a particular case.

e to collude, the factors that help and prevent collusion, the types of collusion and a case study (OPEC) which illustrate the points.In an Oligopoly industry, there are only a few firms between them ... the most satisfactory way. In practice, which firm is taken as the barometer will frequently change.OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) is probably the best known of all cartels. It w ...

(8 pages) 86 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

What is the impact of oil price rise on various sectors of economy?

onsumer goods and oil products. It was expected that Organization of Petroleum Exporting countries (OPEC) will encourage the producers to boost Crude Production to 2.0 Million barrels a day. This mass ... is wholly dependent on oil and unexpected tensions have brought high crude price rise of about 15%(OPEC) which any economic sector of countries of world cannot Digest. This reason of crude price rise ...

(6 pages) 206 0 3.5 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Rates & Indexes

Current events - Will gas prices continue to Fall?

to transition to the cheaper winter mix of gasoline and because the peak driving season has ended. OPEC, one of the largest oil companies, has decided to cut oil production to stabilize oil prices. A ... t know that oil companies produce cheaper gas during the winter season. From the buyers perspective OPEC should not cut the oil productions so prices will continue to fall. It seems that OPEC is tryin ...

(1 pages) 57 1 4.3 Feb/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Rates & Indexes

Rising Prices Of Oil

ng prices of oil. Whenever the prices of oil products such as gasoline, diesel or heating oil rise, OPEC is usually made the scapegoat by some sections of the media, politicians and the general public ... y. That makes it all the more important that we get serious in our conversations with our allies in OPEC and put pressure on them to stop artificially restricting their oil production." Those ...

(4 pages) 60 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Tourism Industry Of British Columbia

e have been exceedingly high and has been a major factor in the decrease in the tourism sector. The OPEC nations have been limiting our supply to get top dollar for the barrels of crude oil that they ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

American Feelings Toward Arabs/Islam: Reaction Of Historical Conflicts Through The Spread Of Stereotypical Views

any reasons why differences arose between the two societies. A few of these reasons are the rise of OPEC, U.S involvement in Palestine, and the actions that the U.S have taken concerning the whole Mus ... y and made it seem that America's power in the world was decreasing. Citizens became furious at the OPEC nations because due to their actions, people lost jobs, money, and many other various things. T ...

(9 pages) 60 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Recent Developments and Outlook in Oil Markets

industry. Middle Eastern countries, through the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), were key players in the transformation of the market since they owned the bulk of world crude ... ustry up to that time. Following those events, the determination of oil prices were in the hands of OPEC, which carried out this function by setting an official selling price, and leaving member count ...

(11 pages) 50 0 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics

The 1970's Energy Crisis

xporting Countries raised the price of oil to thirty dollars barrel by reducing production. Because OPEC members reduced production, oil and gas shortages resulted across the world. These shortages, c ... de a great impact on the US, panicking investors and oil companies caused a rise in oil prices. The OPEC was displeased with participation in recent Arab-Israeli conflicts. The Arabs refused to recogn ...

(2 pages) 17 0 5.0 May/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics

Gas Prices

emand and the gasoline price increases. This is one of the main reasons why gas prices are so high. OPEC, the international organization, is another reason why gas prices are so high. What OPEC does i ... ir oil production as consumers have seen recently. Supply is dropped yet the demand is high. As the OPEC nations reduce supplies, other non-OPEC countries may increase their supplies, thus increasing ...

(3 pages) 38 0 5.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

OPEC and Their Control on Oil Prices

OPEC Controls � PAGE \* Arabic \* MERGEFORMAT �1� OPEC and Their Control on Oil ... 533;1� OPEC and Their Control on Oil PricesJames R. HillAxia College of University of PhoenixOPEC and Their Control on Oil PricesThe sound of the ringing bell signals that the stock market is o ... governments that have a stake in the success of the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). American consumers deserve to know how OPEC and its member countries influence the price of o ...

(6 pages) 32 0 4.7 Jan/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

High Oil Prices: The Mystery and the Future

ndergone a dramatic change through the history of oil production. Moreover, since the foundation of OPEC the oil prices have taken another form and have been subject to price instability. Nowadays, wi ... look back at the oil prices through the years. As mentioned in the beginning, after the decision of OPEC in 1973 to set the price of its oil independently, oil prices have began to feel the instabilit ...

(9 pages) 64 0 5.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Markets & Exchanges

Reasons Why U.S. Maintains Dependence on Foreign Oil Import (2005)

s oil reserves are located in the Mid-east countries; most of these resources are controlled by the OPEC members. And the U.S imports big amount of oil form OPEC, such as Saudi Arabia. In addition, no ... es in the world, such as Japan and Spain, these countries are also increasing their oil import from OPEC. In a public opinion survey, many people point out that they are afraid the future price of oil ...

(6 pages) 22 0 1.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science