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The King Of Oil

Author : Daniel Ammann
ISBN : 1429986859
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Billionaire oil trader Marc Rich for the first time talks at length about his private life (including his expensive divorce from wife Denise); his invention of the spot oil market which made his fortune and changed the world economy; his lucrative and unpublicized dealings with Ayatollah Khomeini's Iran, Fidel Castro's Cuba, war-ravaged Angola, and apartheid South Africa; his quiet cooperation with the Israeli and U.S. governments (even after he was indicted for tax fraud by Rudy Guiliani) and near-comical attempts by U.S. officials to kidnap him illegally. This sure-to-make-headlines book is the first no-holds-barred biography of Rich, who was famously pardoned by Bill Clinton, and resurfaced in the news during the confirmation hearings of Attorney General Eric Holder. The King of Oil sheds stunning new light on one of the most controversial international businessmen of all time, charting Rich's rise from the Holocaust, which he fled as a young boy, to become the wealthiest and most powerful oil and commodities trader of the century. From his earliest trading days to the present, Marc Rich's story is astonishing and compelling.

Barbarians Of Oil

Author : Sandy Franks
ISBN : 1118082346
Genre : Business & Economics
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An engaging look at the global oil industry and how to navigate the price volatility and new policies associated with it Oil is a constantly changing industry, and with the recent 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. The oil industry affects everyone, and the machinations of a few industry heads, the "Barbarians of Oil," can drastically change the lives of investors and consumers. In Barbarians of Oil author Sandy Franks offers the tips needed to avoid future market dips and dives as well as safeguard your investments and profit in the future. Details the petro-land grab in Africa, the Bush-Halliburton Era, the Gulf Wars, and the political dangers to the United States in Iran, Iraq, and other oil-rich nations Looks at the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the impending long-term effects on investments and policy Explores the evolution of the modern oil industry including major corporations such as ExxonMobile, ConcoPhillips, Cheveron, and BP Barbarians of Oil is a timely must read for hard-working Americans concerned with their prosperity, as well as for those fascinated with the inner workings of the oil industry.

Ownership And Control Of Oil

Author : Bianca Sarbu
ISBN : 9781317695431
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Ownership and Control of Oil examines government decisions about how much control to exert over the petroleum industry, focusing on the role of National Oil Companies in the production of crude oil since the nationalizations in the 1970s. What are the motives for which some producing states opt for less and NOT more control of their oil production sector? When can International Oil Companies enter the upstream industry of producing states and under what conditions? The diversity of policy choices across producers provides the stage for this investigation: different theoretical explanations are confronted, with the empirical evidence, with the aim of finally proposing an interdisciplinary framework of analysis to explain who controls oil production around the world. This book is intended for both specialists and general readers who have an interest in the issue of government control of the petroleum industry. Due to its multidisciplinary approach, the book is aimed at a large academic public composed of scholars of Political Science, International Political Economy, Comparative Politics, and Middle East Area Studies. Moreover, this book should be relevant to international consultants, industry professionals and decision-makers in countries assessing their experience with existing control structures as well as the many countries in the process of joining the ‘petroleum club’ of oil producing nations.

The Kings Of Big Spring

Author : Bryan Mealer
ISBN : 9781250058935
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Think of it as a Texas version of Hillbilly Elegy." — Bryan Burrough, New York Times bestselling author of THE BIG RICH and BARBARIANS AT THE GATE "Bryan Mealer has given us a brilliant, and brilliantly entertaining, portrayal of family, and a bursting-at-the-seams chunk of America in the bargain.” — Ben Fountain, bestselling author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk A saga of family, fortune, faith in Texas, where blood is bond and oil is king... In 1892, Bryan Mealer’s great-grandfather leaves the Georgia mountains and heads west into Texas, looking for wealth and adventure in the raw and open country. But his luck soon runs out. Beset by drought, the family loses their farm just as the dead pastures around them give way to one of the biggest oil booms in American history. They eventually settle in the small town of Big Spring, where fast fortunes are being made from its own reserves of oil. For the next two generations, the Mealers live on the margins of poverty, laboring in the cotton fields and on the drilling rigs that sprout along the flatland, weathering dust and wind, booms and busts, and tragedies that scatter them like tumbleweed. After embracing Pentecostalism during the Great Depression, they rely heavily on their faith to steel them against hardship and despair. But for young Bobby Mealer, the author’s father, religion is only an agent for rebellion. In the winter of 1981, when the author is seven years old, Bobby receives a call from an old friend with a simple question, “How'd you like to be a millionaire?” Twenty-six, and with a wife and three kids, Bobby had left his hometown to seek a life removed from the blowing dust and oil fields, and to find spiritual peace. But now Big Spring’s streets are flooded again with roughnecks, money, and sin. Boom chasers pour in from the busted factory towns in the north. Drilling rigs rise like timber along the pastures, and poor men become millionaires overnight. Grady Cunningham, Bobby's friend, is one of the newly-minted kings of Big Spring. Loud and flamboyant, with a penchant for floor-length fur coats, Grady pulls Bobby and his young wife into his glamorous orbit. While drilling wells for Grady's oil company, they fly around on private jets and embrace the honky-tonk high life of Texas oilmen. But beneath the Rolexes and Rolls Royce cars is a reality as dark as the crude itself. As Bobby soon discovers, his return to Big Spring is a backslider’s journey into a spiritual wilderness, and one that could cost him his life. A masterwork of memoir and narrative history, The Kings of Big Spring is an indelible portrait of fortune and ruin as big as Texas itself. And in telling the story of four generations of his family, Mealer also tells the story of America came to be.

Control Of Oil Hardback

Author : Kayal
ISBN : 9781136186530
Genre : Social Science
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Portraits In Oil

Author : Louis Leon
ISBN : 9781606936382
Genre : Fiction
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Two men worlds apart are both on the verge of losing everything they hold dear as a result of a plot by Iran, to depose the king of Saudi Arabia and seize control of the Saudi Arabian oil fields. The king's retaliation to the plot floods the market with crude oil-a move intended to bankrupt Iran. The fluctuating oil price disrupts economies around the world and throws the lives of these two very different men into disarray. Travis Parker of Houston, Texas has lost his engineering job. His marriage, family, and home are hanging by a thread as oil companies restrict expenditures, drilling in the Texas oilfields ceases, banks fail, and suppliers fall into bankruptcy. On the other side of the world, Mohammad Aboud, Iranian soldier-turned-terrorist, questions his religion and its leaders. This gripping tale of the struggle to cope with the consequences of vast fluctuations in the price of crude oil will resonate with readers who are dealing with the same problems. Author Louis Leon spent his entire career designing and constructing oil and petrochemical facilities in the United States, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China. His writing is based on that experience.Louis and his wife of sixty-six years live in Sugar Land, Texas. They have lived in the Houston area for the past sixty years and raised three daughters there.

The Oil Kings

Author : Andrew Scott Cooper
ISBN : 9781439157138
Genre : History
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struggling with a recession . . . European nations at risk of defaulting on their loans . . . A possible global financial crisis. It happened before, in the 1970s. Oil Kings is the story of how oil came to dominate U.S. domestic and international affairs. As Richard Nixon fought off Watergate inquiries in 1973, the U.S. economy reacted to an oil shortage initiated by Arab nations in retaliation for American support of Israel in the Arab- Israeli war. The price of oil skyrocketed, causing serious inflation. One man the U.S. could rely on in the Middle East was the Shah of Iran, a loyal ally whose grand ambitions had made him a leading customer for American weapons. Iran sold the U.S. oil; the U.S. sold Iran missiles and fighter jets. But the Shah’s economy depended almost entirely on oil, and the U.S. economy could not tolerate annual double-digit increases in the price of this essential commodity. European economies were hit even harder by the soaring oil prices, and several NATO allies were at risk of default on their debt. In 1976, with the U.S. economy in peril, President Gerald Ford, locked in a tight election race, decided he had to find a country that would sell oil to the U.S. more cheaply and break the OPEC monopoly, which the Shah refused to do. On the advice of Treasury Secretary William Simon and against the advice of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Ford made a deal to sell advanced weaponry to the Saudis in exchange for a modest price hike on oil. Ford lost the election, but the deal had lasting consequences. The Shah’s economy was destabilized, and disaffected elements in Iran mobilized to overthrow him. The U.S. had embarked on a long relationship with the autocratic Saudi kingdom that continues to this day. Andrew Scott Cooper draws on newly declassified documents and interviews with some key figures of the time to show how Nixon, Ford, Kissinger, the CIA, and the State and Treasury departments—as well as the Shah and the Saudi royal family— maneuvered to control events in the Middle East. He details the secret U.S.-Saudi plan to circumvent OPEC that destabilized the Shah. He reveals how close the U.S. came to sending troops into the Persian Gulf to break the Arab oil embargo. The Oil Kings provides solid evidence that U.S. officials ignored warning signs of a potential hostage crisis in Iran. It discloses that U.S. officials offered to sell nuclear power and nuclear fuel to the Shah. And it shows how the Ford Administration barely averted a European debt crisis that could have triggered a financial catastrophe in the U.S. Brilliantly reported and filled with astonishing details about some of the key figures of the time, The Oil Kings is the history of an era that we thought we knew, an era whose momentous reverberations still influence events at home and abroad today.

The Two Sons Of Oil Or The Faithful Witness For Magistracy And Ministry Upon A Scriptural Basis

Author : Samuel Brown Wylie
ISBN : UCAL:$B141922
Genre : Church
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The King Of Glory And His Kingdom

Author : Linda C. Hornsby
ISBN : 9781606474853
Genre : Religion
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Jesus, the King of Glory, came as the expressed image of an invisible God, opened the portals of heaven and established the Kingdom of God in the earth. He brought the glory of the eternal realm the Father had given to him and gave it to all who dared to believe and follow him. He taught Kingdom principles, demonstrated Kingdom power, lived in perfect love, peace, faith, and unity; all in the power of the Holy Spirit. He declared that it was the Father living in him who was doing his work. He challenged us to have faith in him and do what he did and greater because he returned to heaven and poured out His spirit upon us. This book reveals 'Kingdom Secrets, ' paints the portrait of the 'King of Glory' and sounds the call for us to join him, and his Father in the habitation of his glory. Linda Hornsby grew up in a Christian home in Montgomery, Alabama as a Southern Baptist; and was well grounded in scripture by her mother and father. She was filled with the Holy Spirit in the 1970s and has been on fire for God ever since. Linda ministers at Bible conferences and personally to smaller groups. She is a five-fold minister to River Regions Praise Center, a ministry of The Shepherd's Fold Ministries in Montgomery, Alabama. Linda is anointed in the prophetic gifting and has been placed in the prophetic office by The Shepherd's Fold Ministries. She is an anointed Bible teacher and ministers publicly prophetically as well as words of wisdom and knowledge. She is the complete package as it relates to being a godly woman with a humble servant's heart. She and her husband, Lamar reside in Dothan, Alabama and travel to churches wherever the Lord leads.

The Holy Bible Containing The Old And New Testaments

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ISBN : OXFORD:N11728962
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