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No Standard Oil: Managing Abundant Petroleum in a Warming World

Deborah Gordon


The next decade will be decisive in the fight against climate change. It will be impossible to hold the planet to a 1.5 degrees Celsius temperature rise without controlling methane and carbon dioxide emissions from the oil and gas sector. Contrary to popular belief, the world will not run out of these resources anytime soon. Instead, oil and gas are becoming more climate-intensive to supply using technologies like fracking oil and liquefying gas—even as these abundant resources continue to be used to fuel cars, heat homes, and produce consumer goods like shampoo, pajamas, and paint. Policymake ... More

Keywords: oil, natural gas, greenhouse gas emissions, climate policy, global warming, production, petroleum refining, methane, hydrogen, fracking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190069476
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190069476.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah Gordon, author
Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs