ECOPOL volume 32, issue 2, P206-222 2016 DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grw004 View full text
Frederick van der Ploeg

Abstract: Oil and gas producers face three threats: prolonged low oil and gas prices, tightening of climate policy and a tough budget on cumulative carbon emissions, and technological innovation producing cheap substitutes for oil and gas. These threats pose real risks of putting oil and gas producers out of business. They lead to the problem of stranded assets and a significant downward valuation of oil and gas producers. This calls for divesting from and shorting coal, oil and gas. The economies of oil-and gas-rich co…

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