Taking Control of Oil: Managing Dependence on Petroleum Fuels in the Pacific

Publication | December 2009

Taking Control of Oil provides a comprehensive assessment of recent global oil price trends, the exposure of PDMCs to oil price increases and its implications for social and economic development in the region. It also offers a number of policy options for managing risks associated with heavy dependence on oil imports and proposes a path for diversifying the energy mix in PDMCs.


  • Foreword
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • A Framework for Oil Policy
  • Applications for the Pacific
  • References