The Role of China in the International Crude Oil Trade Network

Weiqiong Zhong, Haizhong An
2014 Energy Procedia  
We built up a network model of international crude oil trade based on complex network theory and studied the properties of China including: trade relation and trade volume, control and anti-control abilities, and selection of trade partners. And we came to the conclusion that both the control ability and anti-control ability of China are rising. Trading with partners who have closer relations among each other can improve the anti-control ability of China; however, it is not so obvious in improving the control ability.
doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.12.030 fatcat:uvbezh7aunetdcpgar6sryfaqe