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Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy
Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy
by Matthew R Simmons
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Saudi Arabia is the most important oil producing nation in history. The secretive Saudi government repeatedly assures the world that its oil fields are healthy beyond reproach, and that they can maintain and even increase output at will to meet... (read more)

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Oil on the Brain: Adventures from the Pump to the Pipeline
Oil on the Brain: Adventures from the Pump to the Pipeline
by Lisa Margonelli
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Oil on the Brain is a smart, surprisingly funny account of the oil industry: the people, economies, and pipelines that bring us petroleum, brilliantly illuminating a world we encounter every day. Americans buy ten thousand gallons of gasoline a second... (read more)

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$20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better
$20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better
by Christopher Steiner
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Most books about Earth's dwindling natural resources leave me too discouraged to read beyond the jacket blurb. Not this one! Twenty Dollars Per Gallon is a refreshingly positive take on the effect that peak oil will have on civilization. It does lean... (read more)

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Crude Awakening: Money, Mavericks, and Mayhem in Alaska
Crude Awakening: Money, Mavericks, and Mayhem in Alaska
by Amanda Coyne
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Crude Awakening is the rollicking story of politics in America’s last frontier and oil province—Alaska, the nation’s most wild and mysterious state, where politics and oil blurred on the day wildcatters struck it big in 1968. Living in... (read more)

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Out of Gas: All You Need to Know about the End of the Age of Oil
Out of Gas: All You Need to Know about the End of the Age of Oil
by David Goodstein
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [129]-132) and index.... (read more)

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It's the Crude, Dude: Greed, Gas, War, and the American Way
It's the Crude, Dude: Greed, Gas, War, and the American Way
by Linda Mcquaig
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Starting with a lucid overview of the oil robber barons and politicians, McQuaig presents a fearless account of America's oil-driven lead-up to Iraq and of the war profiteer who charted the path.... (read more)

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Drowning in Oil: BP & the Reckless Pursuit of Profit
Drowning in Oil: BP & the Reckless Pursuit of Profit
by Loren Steffy
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The definitive account of how BP's win-at-all-costs culture led to this era's greatest industrial catastrophe A carefully and powerfully written story. Financial Times When an author uses a loaded word like 'reckless' in a book's title, the burden of... (read more)

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Hubbert's Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage
Hubbert's Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage
by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
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Geophysicist M. King Hubbert predicted in 1956 that U.S. oil production would reach its highest level in the early 1970s. Though roundly criticized by oil experts and economists, Hubbert's prediction came true in 1970. In this revised and updated edition... (read more)

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Spills and Spin: The Inside Story of BP
Spills and Spin: The Inside Story of BP
by Tom Bergin
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A gripping and eye-opening account of a corporation in crisis, setting the spill in its broader context within the history of BP and big oil In April 2010, the world watched in alarm as BPs Macondo well suffered a fatal explosion and a catastrophic... (read more)

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The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
by Daniel Yergin
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The riveting, untold story of the men who are transforming global energy and#160; In five years, the United States has seen a historic burst of oil and natural gas production, easing our insatiable hunger for energy. A new drilling process called... (read more)

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Death and Oil: A True Story of the Piper Alpha Disaster on the North Sea
Death and Oil: A True Story of the Piper Alpha Disaster on the North Sea
by Brad Matsen
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The first full account of the most tragic oil rig disaster in history, the human story behind it, and the true nature of its legacy.   July 6, 1988, began as a normal day on Piper Alpha, the biggest offshore oil rig on the North Sea. But just after... (read more)

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Kenneth E. Montague Series in Oil and Business History #13: Voice of the Marketplace: A History of the National Petroleum Council
Kenneth E. Montague Series in Oil and Business History #13: Voice of the Marketplace: A History of the National Petroleum Council
by Joseph A Pratt
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The National Petroleum Council (NPC) emerged out of the close cooperation between the petroleum industry and the federal government during World War II. An industry-financed advisory committee designed to work closely with the Department of the Interior,... (read more)

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The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry--And What We Must Do to Stop It
The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry--And What We Must Do to Stop It
by Antonia Juhasz
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Why are oil and gas prices so high? Who's really controlling those prices? How much oil is left? How far will Big Oil go to get it? And at what cost to the environment, human rights, the economy, worker safety, public health, and democracy... (read more)

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Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak
Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak
by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
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"This book explains both why the decline of our most precious fuel is inevitable and how challenging it will be to cope with what comes next."--Richard E. Smalley, University Professor, Rice University, and 1996 Nobel laureate With world oil production... (read more)

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The Asylum: The Renegades Who Hijacked the World's Oil Market
The Asylum: The Renegades Who Hijacked the World's Oil Market
by Leah Mcgrath Goodman
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The Asylum is a stunning exposé by a seasoned Wall Street journalist that once and for all reveals the truth behind Americas oil addiction in all its unscripted and dysfunctional glory. In the tradition of Too Big to Fail and Liars Poker... (read more)

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Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak
Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak
by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
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“This book explains both why the decline of our most precious fuel is inevitable and how challenging it will be to cope with what comes next.”Richard E. Smalley, University Professor, Rice University, and 1996 Nobel laureate  With world... (read more)

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Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude
Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude
by Robert Baer
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“Saudi Arabia is more and more an irrational state—a place that spawns global terrorism even as it succumbs to an ancient and deeply seated isolationism, a kingdom led by a royal family that can’t get out of the way of its own greed. Is... (read more)

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Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy
Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy
by Michael T Klare
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"Klares superb book explains, in haunting detail, the trends that will lead us into a series of dangerous traps unless we muster the will to transform the way we use energy."—Bill McKibben Oil recently hit $140 a barrel, and it is still climbing... (read more)

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Poisoned Legacy: The Human Cost of BP's Rise to Power
Poisoned Legacy: The Human Cost of BP's Rise to Power
by Mike Magner
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On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing eleven workers and creating the largest oil spill in the history of U.S. offshore drilling. But this wasnt the first time British Petroleum and its cost-cutting practices destroyed parts... (read more)

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Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction
Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction
by Terry Tamminen
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Tamminen takes a hard look at health, environmental, and national security costs hidden in every barrel of oil. He also offers a blueprint for developing alternative energy sources based on California's real world experiences.... (read more)

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