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The Resource The secret world of oil, Ken Silverstein

The secret world of oil, Ken Silverstein

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The secret world of oil
Title
The secret world of oil
Statement of responsibility
Ken Silverstein
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Language
eng
Summary
"Oil is the lifeblood of modern civilization, and the industry that supplies it has been the subject of intense interest and scrutiny, as well as countless books. And yet, almost no attention has been paid to one aspect of the modern oil industry: the questionable characters--the fixers, gangsters, and dictators--allied with competing governments and multinational corporations. The energy industry, to cite just one measure of corruption, violates the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act more often than any other economic sector, even weapons. This book sets out to tell the story of this hidden world.The global fleet of some 11,000 tankers--which tripled in size during the past decade--moves approximately 2 billion metric tons of oil annually. And every stage in the production process, from discovery to consumption, is tainted by corruption and violence, even if little of that is visible to the public. Based on trips to New York, Washington, Houston, London, Paris, Geneva, Phnom Penh, Dakar, Lagos, Baku, and Moscow, among other far-flung locales, "The Secret World of Oil" includes up-close portraits of a shadowy Baku-based trader; a high-flying London fixer; and an oil dictator's playboy son who has to choose one of his eleven luxury vehicles when he heads out to party in Los Angeles. Supported by funding from the prestigious Open Society, this is both an entertaining global travelogue and a major work of investigative reporting"--
Summary
Oil is the lifeblood of modern civilization, and the industry that supplies it has been the subject of intense interest and scrutiny, as well as countless books. And yet, almost no attention has been paid to one aspect of the modern oil industry: the questionable characters--the fixers, gangsters, and dictators--allied with competing governments and multinational corporations. The energy industry, to cite just one measure of corruption, violates the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act more often than any other economic sector, even weapons. This book sets out to tell the story of this hidden world.The global fleet of some 11,000 tankers--which tripled in size during the past decade--moves approximately 2 billion metric tons of oil annually. And every stage in the production process, from discovery to consumption, is tainted by corruption and violence, even if little of that is visible to the public
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contains biographical information
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10311690
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DLC
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Silverstein, Ken
Dewey number
338.2/7282
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9560.5
LC item number
.S537 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
Target audience
adult
Label
The secret world of oil, Ken Silverstein
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9781781681374.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2014000633
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781781681374
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014000633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The secret world of oil, Ken Silverstein
Link
9781781681374.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2014000633
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781781681374
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014000633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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