OPEC, the Petroleum Industry, and United States Energy Policy


"This [book] has some virtues to recommend it. It is analytical. It refuses blanket condemnation or blanket praise for OPEC, the oil companies, or the oil-consuming countries. Ghosh (Rutgers) does tend to sympathize with the OPEC countries: he roots for the underdogs and is impressed with their handling of the oil industry; but the book is documented with lots of statistical tables to permit readers to make their own judgments. Treatment is historical, that is, Ghosh traces the actual development of the industry, OPEC, and the responses of the oil consumers." - Choice