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Author: Leonardo Maugeri
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Lyons Press edView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of the oil market, explains the fundamentals of oil production, examines the myths and controversies surrounding the production and distribution of oil, and speculates on future challenges in the oil market.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonardo Maugeri
ISBN: 1599211181 9781599211183
OCLC Number: 212226551
Description: xx, 354 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: John D. Rockefeller's cursed legacy --
The age of gasoline and oil imperialism --
The carve-up of Arabia's oil --
The oil glut of the 1930s --
Cold War fears and the U.S.-Arabian link --
The Iran tragedy and the "seven sisters" cartel --
The golden age of oil and its limits --
Oil and the explosion of Arab nationalism --
The first oil shock --
The second oil shock --
The countershock --
A storm in the desert : the first gulf crisis --
The Soviet implosion and the troubled Caspian El Dorado --
The collapse of oil prices and industry megamergers --
The first oil crisis of the twenty-first century --
Are we running out of oil? --
The inner secrets of oil --
The puzzle of oil reserves and production, and the quest for their control --
The problems with oil quality, price, and consumption trends --
Flawed forecasts, foggy alternatives to oil --
Arabs, Islam, and the myth of oil security --
Appendixes. 1. Proven reserves, production, and reserves life index of the first twenty oil countries in the world and world totals (2004) ; 2. Consumption trends of the first twenty countries in the world (1980-2004) ; 3. Main features of some qualities of crude oil ; 4. The largest national oil companies ; 5. The largest international oil companies.
Other Titles: What they don't want you to know about the world's most controversial resource
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The oil industry is marked by booms and busts. This book examines the reasons behind these fluctuations. It presents a controversial perspective on the oil industry, as well as debunking the main  Read more...

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