Francisco Parra is an ex-Secretary-General of OPEC and, as a petroleum economist, has spent a life-time in the oil business. He has published numerous papers and articles on the oil industry.
"Francisco Parra's long service in the oil industry and his rare intellectual capabilities make him an authority on this subject. [His] book is a must." - Dr F J Chalabi, Executive Director, Centre for Global Energy Studies; "Few in the industry can match the variety of Parra's experience. This is a world-class book and a must for all those interested in international oil policies and politics, and a good read as well." - Nordine Ait-Laoussine, former Algerian Minister of Oil; "A unique and reliable reference for those interested in the history of the oil industry and OPEC." - Dr Parviz Mina, International Petroleum Adviser