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Do not ask what you can do for the oil industry but what can oil indutry do for you


  • Paunić, Alida


Strong more than doubled crude oil price rise from 2002 to 2007 brought significant profits to oil companies worldwide. Rising revenues, profits and increasing shareholders wealth are consequence of this favorable situation. Being non renewable resource, unequally distributed, responsible for many crises, wars, environmental pollutions, weapon trading, GDP fall, rising unemployment, interest rates and reaching its peak production point in the world of increasing gasoline demand, higher environmentally standards, global worming, natural catastrophes, constrained refining capacity forces us to ask: is the rising wealth to small number of shareholders only we should expect? Paper examines oil companies and their contribution to promote social developments, clean energy, behave as good tax subject , closely work with government and various institutions to advance environmentally friendly world.

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  • Paunić, Alida, 2005. "Do not ask what you can do for the oil industry but what can oil indutry do for you," MPRA Paper 4898, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Aug 2007.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:4898

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    energy; oil; non renewable;

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    • Q40 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - General
    • Q30 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - General

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