Michael Renner


Michael Renner is a Senior Researcher at the Worldwide Institute, Washington, DC.

Articles by this Author
Oil and the Gulf War

No blood for oil! The rallying cry of many of those who took to the streets in protest against the Gulf war is simple. Is it too simple? “Even a dolt understands the principle,” said one unnamed US official, “We need the oil....

Oil Politics in the Arab World


Giacomo Luciani, The Oil Companies and the Arab World (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1984).

Yusif Sayigh, Arab Oil Policies in the 1970s (London: Croom Helm, 1983)....

Books on Oil Prices

Steven A. Schneider, The Oil Price Revolution (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983).

Robert Sherrill, The Oil Follies of 1970-1980: How the Petroleum Industry Stole the Show (New...

Restructuring the World Energy Industry

A decade ago, the states that make up the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) took a number of important steps to alter the structure of the world oil industry by encroaching on the prerogatives of the international oil companies...