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The seven sisters : the great oil companies and the world they made

Author: Anthony Sampson
Publisher: London : Hodder and Stoughton, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exxon, Gulf, Texaco, Mobil, Socal, British Petroleum, and Royal Dutch Shell: five huge American companies, one British company, and one Anglo-Dutch concern have dominated the world of oil - as oil has dominated all of us - for most of the century since the first Pennsylvania strike. How did this largest and most critical of the world's industries come under the control of these seven giants, and what will happen to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Sampson
ISBN: 0340194278 9780340194270
OCLC Number: 1975451
Description: xv, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Anthony Sampson.

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Exxon, Gulf, Texaco, Mobil, Socal, British Petroleum, and Royal Dutch Shell: five huge American companies, one British company, and one Anglo-Dutch concern have dominated the world of oil - as oil has dominated all of us - for most of the century since the first Pennsylvania strike. How did this largest and most critical of the world's industries come under the control of these seven giants, and what will happen to them now, balanced on the tightrope between the demands of consumers and their partnership with the producing countries of OPEC?

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