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Author Maugeri, Leonardo, 1964-

Title The age of oil : the mythology, history, and future of the world's most controversial resource / Leonardo Maugeri.

Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  338.27282 MAUG    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 340 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-321) and index.
Contents Pt. 1. A history of an unreliable market (and the bad policies it prompted) -- 1. John D. Rockefeller's cursed legacy -- 2. The age of gasoline and oil imperialism -- 3. The carve-up of Arabia's oil -- 4. The oil glut of the 1930s -- 5. Cold War fears and the U.S.-Arabian link -- 6. The Iran tragedy and the "seven sisters" cartel -- 7. The golden age of oil and its limits -- 8. Oil and the explosion of Arab nationalism -- 9. The first oil shock -- 10. The second oil shock -- 11. The countershock -- 12. A storm in the desert : the first Gulf crisis -- 13. The Soviet implosion and the troubled Caspian El Dorado -- 14. The collapse of oil prices and industry megamergers -- 15. The first oil crisis of the twenty-first century -- Pt. 2. Misperceptions and problems ahead -- 16. Are we running out of oil? -- 17. The inner secrets of oil -- 18. The puzzle of oil reserves and production, and the quest for their control -- 19. The problems with oil quality, price, and consumption trends -- 20. Flawed forecasts, foggy alternatives to oil -- 21. Arabs, Islam, and the myth of oil security -- App. 1. Proven reserves, production, and reserves life index of the first twenty oil countries in the world and world totals (2004) -- App. 2. Consumption trends of the first twenty countries in the world (1980-2004) -- App. 3. Main features of some qualities of crude oil -- App. 4. The largest national oil companies -- App. 5. The largest international oil companies.
Subject Petroleum -- History -- 19th century.
Petroleum -- History -- 20th century.
Petroleum -- History -- 21st century.
Petroleum industry and trade -- History -- 19th century.
Petroleum industry and trade -- History -- 20th century.
Petroleum industry and trade -- History -- 21st century.
Petroleum reserves.
ISBN 0275990087 (alk. paper)
Standard Number 9780275990084