"On November 30 and December 1, 2007 the Center for Contemporary Conflict at the Naval Postgraduate School hosted a conference addressing the topic 'The Militarization of Energy Security.' The National Intelligence Council's Long-Range Assessment Unit sponsored the event, which brought together about 30 government officials, military officers, civilian analysts, academics, and non-governmental experts. This conference sought to grasp the full range of considerations that would be involved if a major strategic crisis arose in the energy sphere. The themes addressed in this conference included: Unintentional conflict created by a struggle to exercise control over energy resources in unstable areas; perceptions of growing energy insecurity and their effects on alliances and conflicts;the possibility of states rethinking the use of force as a means of securing energy supplies;the threat posed by nonstate actors to global energy markets;possible reactions of developed and developing states to constrained energy resources; and the impact of higher energy prices on consumer and producer states."
Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Contemporary Conflict: http://www.ccc.nps.navy.mil
Strategic Insights (March 2007), v.6 no.2