Measuring Energy Security : Trends in the Diversification of Oil and Natural Gas Supplies

Author/Editor:

Prakash Loungani ; Frederick L Joutz ; Gail Cohen

Publication Date:

February 1, 2011

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

We present evidence on one facet of energy security in OECD economies - the extent of diversification in sources of oil and natural gas supplies. Viewed from the perspective of the energy-importing countries as a whole, there has not been much change in diversification in oil supplies over the last decade, but diversification in sources of natural gas supplies has increased steadily. We document the cross-country heterogeneity in the extent of diversification. We also show how the extent of diversification changes if account is taken of the political risk attached to suppliers; the size of the importing country; and transportation risk.

Series:

Working Paper No. 11/39

Frequency:

Biannually

English

Publication Date:

February 1, 2011

ISBN/ISSN:

9781455217878/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2011039

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

40

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