Barbarians of Oil : How the World's Oil Addiction Threatens Global Prosperity and Four Investments to Protect Your Wealth

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-07-05
  • Publisher: Wiley
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The oil industry affects everyone. The machinations of a few industry heads of the oil conglomerates can drastically change the lives of consumers. Author Sandy Franks calls them the "Barbarians of Oil." The book is a look at the evolution of the modern oil industry including the major corporations such as ExxonMobile, ConcoPhillips, Cheveron, and BP. Franks also examines the politicization of the quest for oil. The book looks at the petro-land grab in Africa, the Bush-Halliburton Era, the Gulf Wars, and the political dangers to the US in Iran, Iraq, and other oil-rich nations. Oil is a constantly changing industry, and with the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, more changes are expected. From extra equipment, higher-cost insurance, and expensive technology, to mandatory third-party inspections, costly delays, and shifting investments, analysts say the price tag of regulation will be stiff and not confined to the Gulf. How can you investments avoid future market dips and dives? Franks offers the tips needed to safeguard your investments and profit in the future.

Author Biography

SANDY FRANKS serves as Executive Publisher of Taipan Publishing Group, publisher of Taipan Daily, a daily e-newsletter with more than 250,000 readers, and Smart Investing Daily, an e-newsletter with almost 100,000 readers. During her two decades in publishing, she has specialized in a variety of markets including financial, health, and business startup publishing. With an editorial focus on delivering market analysis, financial insight, and investment ideas, Taipan Publishing Group offers a unique and powerful combination of services and resources in print and on the web.

SARA NUNNALLY is managing editor of the Taipan Publishing Group, and co-contributor to Smart Investing Daily. She publishes her research findings in investment research reports, in-depth investment videos, and in the essential Smart Investing Daily communiqué.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
History of Oil
Emergence of Black Goldp. 3
Drilling for Oilp. 15
The Struggle to Survivep. 27
Birth of an Industryp. 37
Oil Dynasties
A Homegrown U.S. Oil Cartelp. 49
From Humble Beginnings to Oil Giantp. 63
Cutthroat British Oil Empirep. 77
Budding Oil Empiresp. 87
Dangerous Liaisons
The Birth of OPECp. 99
The Arab-Israeli Oil Warsp. 109
The OPEC Oil Weaponp. 121
Political Dangers to the U.S Oil Addictionp. 131
Oil's Political Allies
The Bush-Halliburton Erap. 143
Petrodollars: The Rise of Venezuela, Iran, and Russiap. 153
Drill, Baby, Drill: The Alaska Equationp. 169
Black Gold Guardiansp. 177
Dangerous Addiction
Dirty Businessp. 187
Big Oil's Sidekickp. 197
The Red Dragon's Thirst for Oilp. 207
Petro Landgrab: The Fight for African Oilp. 217
Where to Invest Now and Why
Achieving Energy Independence: The Story of Samsų Islandp. 229
The Need for Alternative Energy Sourcesp. 241
The Hybrid Futurep. 251
Investment Strategies to Protect (and Grow) Your Wealthp. 259
Notesp. 269
Indexp. 313
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