Title: An assessment of operations of oil-exporting countries in terms of energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions

Authors: Ramakrishnan Ramanathan

Addresses: Nottingham University Business School, Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road, Nottingham NG8 1BB, UK

Abstract: Energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions from 16 oil-exporting countries are studied using Data Envelopment Analysis using indicators representing economic growth, energy consumption and emissions. The analysis for 1996 shows that Norway, Gabon and Nigeria are efficient and that Russia is inefficient. Malmquist Productivity Index analysis shows that there is progress in achieving higher values of GDP and non-fossil fuel consumption and in achieving lower values of fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions in the year 1996 when compared with 1992 for Norway, Russia, Mexico, Algeria, Libya, Gabon and Oman.

Keywords: carbon emissions; energy consumption; oil-exporting countries; DEA; data envelopment analysis; MPI; Malmquist productivity index; carbon dioxide; Norway; Gabon; Nigeria; Russia;Mexico, Algeria; Libya; Oman; economic growth; greenhouse gases.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2008.021131

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2008 Vol.35 No.1, pp.58 - 70

Published online: 05 Nov 2008 *

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