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Historical dictionary of the petroleum industry

Author: M S Vassiliou
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
Series: Historical dictionaries of professions and industries.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"The petroleum industry is unique: it is an industry without which modern civilization would collapse. Despite the advances in alternative energy, petroleum's role is still central. Petroleum still drives economics, geopolitics, and sometimes war. The history of petroleum is, to some measure, the history of the modern world. This book represents a concise but complete one-volume reference on the history of the  Read more...
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Vassiliou, M.S.
Historical dictionary of the petroleum industry.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2018
(DLC) 2018001876
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M S Vassiliou
ISBN: 9781538111598 1538111594
OCLC Number: 1019837445
Awards: Winner of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2019
Description: xlviii, 593 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Editor's Foreword Jon WoronoffPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAcronyms and AbbreviationsChronologyIntroductionTHE DICTIONARYAppendixes 1 Petroleum Industry Units and Conversions 2. Major Middle Eastern Consortia of the Seven Sisters and CFP 3. Various Companies with Roots in Standard Oil 4. Top Five Oil-Producing Countries for 20-Year Intervals Since 1861 5. Sweet and Sour Crudes 6. Crudes in the OPEC Basket 7. Major Oil Supply Disruptions 8. Tanker Classification 9. Largest Oil Spills 10. Refinery Fractions 11. Largest Oil Fields 12. Largest Gas Fields 13. Other Giant Oil and Gas Fields of Historical Interest 14. FiguresBibliographyAbout the Author
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of professions and industries.
Responsibility: Marius S. Vassiliou.

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Petroleum Industry contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500  Read more...

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