16 October 2014

“Energy Nationalism Goes to Sea in Asia,” in NBR’s Energy Security and the Asia-Pacific: Course Reader

Gabriel B. Collins and Andrew S. Erickson, “Energy Nationalism Goes to Sea in Asia,” in Mikkal E. Herberg, ed., Energy Security and the Asia-Pacific: Course Reader (Seattle, WA: National Bureau of Asian Research, October 2014).

The Asia-Pacific is now the center of growth in global energy and commodity demand. Driven by rapid and sustained economic development across the region, this shift has triggered important changes in global energy flows. It has also posed major new energy security challenges for Asian governments and fundamentally altered the geopolitics of global energy. This special collection of essays from leading experts in the field, selected from previous NBR publications, provides students with a strong foundation for understanding the trends and challenges shaping the energy security outlook for the Asia-Pacific and the world.

 

Free Sample Chapter

Asia’s New Role in Global Energy Security
by John V. Mitchell

 

Read the introduction “Energy Security and the Asia-Pacific” by editor Mikkal E. Herberg.

 

Table of Contents

 

Overview

Energy Security and the Asia-Pacific

Mikkal E. Herberg

 

Geopolitics and Energy Security

 

Chapter 1

The Rise of Energy and Resource Nationalism in Asia

Mikkal E. Herberg

 

Chapter 2

Asia’s New Role in Global Energy Security

John V. Mitchell

 

Chapter 3

The New Geography of Asian LNG

Nikos Tsafos

 

Chapter 4

The Implications of Expanded Nuclear Energy in Asia

Charles D. Ferguson

 

Chapter 5

Oil and Gas Pipelines: Prospects and Problems

Paul Stevens

 

Country Studies

 

Chapter 6

“Going Out”: China’s Pursuit of Natural Resources and Implications for the PRC’s Grand Strategy

Aaron L. Friedberg

 

Chapter 7

The Roots of Chinese Oil Investment Abroad

Trevor Houser

 

Chapter 8

China’s Coming Decade of Natural Gas

Damien Ma

 

Chapter 9

Japan’s Response to Its New Energy Security Challenges

Tsutomu Toichi

 

Chapter 10

Asia’s Post-Fukushima Market for Liquefied Natural Gas: A Special Focus on Japan

Tomoko Hosoe

 

Chapter 11

The Geopolitics of Northeast Asia’s Pipeline Development

Shoichi Itoh

 

Chapter 12

Russian LNG Exports to Asia: Current Status and Future Prospects

Michael Bradshaw

 

Regional Studies

 

Chapter 13

Energy Nationalism Goes to Sea in Asia

Gabe Collins and Andrew S. Erickson

 

Chapter 14

Prospects for India’s Energy and Geopolitical Roles in the Middle East

Sumit Ganguly and Manjeet S. Pardesi

 

Chapter 15

The Geopolitics of the Myanmar-China Oil and Gas Pipelines

Bo Kong

 

U.S. Implications

 

Chapter 16

China’s Search for Energy Security: Implications for U.S. Policy

Kenneth Lieberthal and Mikkal E. Herberg

 

Chapter 17

How the Shale Revolution Will Transform U.S. Policy

Amy Myers Jaffe

 

Chapter 18

The U.S.-Canada Energy Relationship and the Growing Role for Asia

James Slutz

 

INTRODUCTION: Energy Security and the Asia-Pacific

Mikkal E. Herberg

Mikkal E. Herberg is a Senior Lecturer in the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California–San Diego and Research Director of the Energy Security Program at the National Bureau of Asian Research.

Over the past fifteen years, Asia has increasingly become “ground zero” for growth in global energy and commodity demand, as rapid and sustained economic development has driven the need for more energy. Demand has been centered in China but extends across developing Asia and India, with a pace and scale that has been stunning. Having accounted for only 28% of base-load global energy consumption in 2000, the region accounted for 76% of the entire increase in world energy demand over 2000–2013. During that period, while energy demand worldwide grew by 36%, China’s energy demand tripled, India’s doubled, and Asia’s as a whole doubled. China and India together accounted for two-thirds of global energy demand growth, and Chinese demand growth was equivalent to creating the energy demand of two Latin Americas. With respect to oil specifically, while Asia accounted for just 28% of total world oil demand in 2000, it accounted for 66% of demand growth in 2000–2013. China alone accounted for 42% of growth, as Chinese oil demand quadrupled from 1990 to 2012. Over that period, oil consumption in Asia overall more than doubled.

This profound shift in energy consumption patterns has triggered huge changes in global energy flows, posed major new energy policy and security challenges for Asian governments, and fundamentally altered the geopolitics of global energy. This course reader collects essays from the National Bureau of Asian Research’s Energy Security Program, Strategic Asia Program, and Asia Policy journal that address a wide range of these changes and the resulting challenges for Asia. …