History of Oil

A History of Oil

A History of Oil

Description

New Episodes! A regular podcast on the History of Oil by Peter B. Doran: the need – and the greed – that have defined the modern age. https://twitter.com/PeterBDoran

Episodes

Episode 33 - The Monster Pipe

May 2, 2016 11:25

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The Alyeska consortium builds an 800-mile pipeline across Alaska.

A History of Oil, Episode 32 - Ice and Crude

Feb 17, 2016 10:45

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The hunt is on for Alaskan crude.

A History of Oil, Episode 31, Inflated Dreams

Feb 1, 2016 13:20

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The long-awaited showdown over Iran unfolds.

A History of Oil, Episode 30 - Friends and Enemies

Dec 6, 2015 15:26

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Strange things happen when oil reaches stratospheric heights.

A History of Oil, Episode 29 - Oil Shock

Dec 1, 2015 12:51

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Cheap oil goes bust, for now.

A History of Oil, Episode 28 - Breaking Rockefeller

Nov 16, 2015 19:49

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Iran's "King of Kings" becomes the Guardian of the Gulf.

A History of Oil, Episode 27 - The Gladiators

Aug 3, 2015 17:48

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America's need for "gladiators" spells danger for the global economy.

A History of Oil, Episode 26 - We've Done It

Jul 15, 2015 15:40

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OPEC in a world of cheap oil.

A History of Oil, Episode 25 - Gentlemen's Agreement

Jul 1, 2015 20:41

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A "gentlemen's agreement" to change the world of oil as we knew it.

A History of Oil, Episode 24 - Barometer of Power

Sep 17, 2013 21:46

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Venezuela’s hot house of new ideas about oil.

A History of Oil, Episode 23 – The Peacock Throne

Jul 14, 2013 19:48

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Operation Ajax and the coup that changed Iran.

A History of Oil, Episode 22 – The Persian Pivot

Jul 4, 2013 17:15

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Mossadegh wins his fight for nationalization, and Iran loses its democracy.

A History of Oil, New Episodes

Jun 7, 2013 05:32

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New Episodes!

A History of Oil, Episode 21 - Man of the Year

Jun 3, 2012 21:41

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Mohammed Mossadegh turns the oil world upside down

A History of Oil, Episode 20 - Swords into Plastics

May 16, 2012 20:20

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This is how a Reich ends, not necessarily with a bang but a shortage.

A History of Oil, Episode 19 - War And Rumors of War, Part II

May 3, 2012 19:38

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Japan's grab for oil ends badly.

A History of Oil, Episode 18 - War And Rumors of War, Part I

Apr 21, 2012 18:12

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War returns as Hitler's gamble in the East goes horribly wrong.

A History of Oil, Episode 17 - Going Native

Jun 30, 2011 22:14

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King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia and John Philby alter the oil balance of the planet. 

A History of Oil, Episode 16 - Filling Up on the Red Line

Jun 16, 2011 14:30

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Mr. Five Percent Draws a Red Line around Arabia, but will this new oil cartel last?

A History of Oil, Episode 15 - The First Great War

Jun 5, 2011 17:58

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The sovereignty of oil has finally arrived. And it is going to be a very, brutal reign.

A History of Oil, Episode 14 - A Sea of Troubles

Apr 23, 2011 13:22

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Winston Churchill’s famous leap into the "sea of troubles” of Persian Oil.

A History of Oil, Episode 13 - Tale of Two Revolutions: Part II

Mar 28, 2011 18:34

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Turmoil in Persia and the start of British petroleum interests in the Gulf.  

 

A History of Oil, Episode 12 - Tale of Two Revolutions: Part I

Mar 3, 2011 21:59

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Russia's Twilight Empire and the first of two revolutions that would reshape the geopolitical map.

A History of Oil, Episode 11 - This is Spindletop

Feb 17, 2011 18:30

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The Texas oil boom opens with a six ton bang at a place called Spindletop.

 

A History of Oil, Episode 10 - Long Live the Standard

Feb 7, 2011 20:32

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Like any good thriller, the villain never dies on the first try, allowing Ida Tarbell to pen her revenge.

A History of Oil, Episode 9 - Antitrust

Jan 27, 2011 19:33

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Ohio strikes a blow against Standard, but some anacondas are hard to kill. 

A History of Oil, Episode 8 - The Mighty Clam

Jan 16, 2011 16:50

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Shell Oil’s epic blitz of the Far East.

 

A History of Oil, Episode 7 - The Black City

Jan 5, 2011 18:22

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The rise of Russian competition. 

 

A History of Oil, Episode 6 - Lima Skunk

Dec 22, 2010 15:43

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Standard Oil bites off more than it can chew as a new frontier opens in Northwestern Ohio. historyofoil.typepad.com

A History of Oil, Episode 5 - Pleasant Harmony

Dec 13, 2010 12:50

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The first long distance pipeline tries to break Rockefeller's grip; but is Pennsylvania’s oil running out? historyofoil.typepad.com

 

A History of Oil, Episode 4 - The Anaconda

Nov 29, 2010 17:23

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The rise of Rockefeller and Standard Oil - both will inspire fear, disgust and admiration. historyofoil.typepad.com

A History of Oil, Episode 3 - The Finger Snappers

Jul 6, 2010 10:21

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The race for oil is underway in Pennsylvania’s great “Oildorado.” historyofoil.typepad.com

A History of Oil, Episode 2 - Oil Creek

Jun 28, 2010 13:49

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The age of oil blows wide open, as “Colonel” E.L. Drake drills the first well and the first oil glut. historyofoil.typepad.com

A History of Oil, Episode 1 - The Beginning of the Beginning

Jun 23, 2010 12:37

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From New Orleans to the Pennsylvania Rock Oil Company, the age of oil is about to blow wide open. historyofoil.typepad.com