Energy Security Issues



This chapter focuses on the economic issues related to energy security concerns. Issues related to energy security have resurfaced in recent times due to concerns about fossil fuel depletion, threats to infrastructure and possibilities of disruption due to inadequate investments in infrastructure or market manipulation by market players. This has been strengthened by the recent high oil prices as well as periodic supply interruptions in certain parts of the world. This chapter explains the concept, the economic dimension of the problem and discusses the policies that can be taken to improve the situation.


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  1. 1.Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral, Law and PolicyUniversity of DundeeDundeeUnited Kingdom

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