Azerbaijan, oil and geopolitics / Cynthia Croissant

Author(s): Croissant, Cynthia
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Subjects: Petroleum industry and trade--Azerbaijan
Petroleum industry and trade--Caspian Sea Region
Azerbaijan--Politics and government--1991-
Caspian Sea Region--Politics and government
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Commack, NY : Nova Science Publishers, c1998
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: vii, 117 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction 1
Azerbaijan: Location, Importance, and Potential 1
Investment Risks in Azerbaijan: A Theoretical Framework 4
Ch. 2. Overview of the Geography, History and Oil Resources of Azerbaijan 9
Geographic Overview 9
Effects of Geography on History and Ethnicity 12
Oil History 19
Current Developments in Azerbaijani Oil Use 23
Oil Contracts 28
AIOC-Chirag, Azeri, and Deepwater Guneshli 29
Karabakh 30
Shah-Deniz 30
Ashrafi and Dan Uluzu 30
Lenkoran Deniz and Talish Deniz 31
More Recent Contracts 31
Fields Under Preliminary Agreement 32
Conclusion 33
Ch. 3. Sources of Political Risk for Azerbaijani Oil Resource Development 41
Internal Sources of Risk 41
Coups and Assassinations 43
External or Geopolitical Sources of Risk 44
Control of Caspian Oil 44
Importance of the Caspian Sea 45
Physical Geography and Oil Reserves 46
The Arguments 48
International Treaty Law 48
Joint Sovereignty 51
Sectoral Division 52
An Example of Caspian Ownership Instability 54
Response to Western Investment in Azerbaijan 55
Russia 55
Iran 57
United States 58
Japan 58
Is There an End in Site? 59
Geopolitics of Caspian Ownership 60
Oil Export Routes 62
The Northern Route 66
The Western Route 69
The Southern Route 70
Ch. 4. The Impact of Political Risk on Economic Growth in Azerbaijan 81
Independence 87
Conclusions on Geopolitics, Oil, and Azerbaijan 89
Selected Bibliography 95
Appendix 107
Glossary 107
Notes: LCCN: 98027528
ISBN: 1560725796
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 39281953
ISBN/ISSN: 1560725796