The A to Z of the Petroleum Industry
The world as we have known it for the past century would have been very different without petroleum. Petroleum, particularly in the form of crude oil and its refined products, has been central to all aspects of modern industrial society and has been a major strategic geopolitical objective for nations. The 20th century was the age of oil, and at least part of the 21st century will be as well. Petroleum is used as an energy source and as a raw material for the production of an immense variety of chemicals and synthetic materials. Almost all the world's food relies on petroleum for fertilizer, pesticides, cultivation, or transport. Petroleum has been particularly dominant as a source of transportation fuels, an application for which cost-effective substitutes will be especially difficult to find. The A to Z of the Petroleum Industry presents a concise but complete one-volume reference on the history of the petroleum industry from pre-modern times to the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on companies, people, places, events, technologies, and phenomena related to the history of the world's petroleum industry. Anyone interested in the history, status, and outlook for the petroleum industry will find this book a uniquely valuable source.
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Abu Dhabi acquired agreement American Amoco Anglo–Iranian Oil Company APOC Arab Aramco Arco Baku barrels Bboe became began billion Branobel British California Chevron Company later company’s concession consortium Corporation country’s crude oil developed discovered discovery drilled early energy exploration ExxonMobil formed fuel gas field gasoline Gazprom geophysical Getty global Guffey increased interest Iran Iran’s Iranian Oil Iraq Iraq Petroleum Company Jersey later Exxon Kuwait Lukoil major oil companies Mexico Mmbpd national oil company natural gas North Sea offshore oil and gas oil field oil industry oil prices oil reserves oil sands OIL SHOCK OPEC operations pany PdVSA peak Pennsylvania Pennzoil percent of world Persian Gulf Petroleum Company petroleum industry pipeline president Qatar refinery refining Royal Dutch Shell Russia Saudi Arabia share Sibneft Soviet Union Spindletop Standard Oil Company Statoil subsidiary tankers Texaco Texas tion United Kingdom Venezuela world’s largest