Wednesday, 13 April 2011

The Norwegian oil experience

Irish Left Review have just published Helge Ryggvik's The Norwegian oil experience: a toolbox for managing natural resources?

Dr Ryggvik is Norway's leading critical expert on the history and politics of the oil and gas industries. The report, written for social movements, trade unions and NGOs in countries facing the energy multinationals, discusses what can be learnt from the Norwegian experience about how to secure national ownership and control of these resources, the development of the necessary technological base, and how to use the wealth generated for the benefit of society as a whole. It is a remarkable read.