The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Daniel Yergin
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Prologue | Part 1, Chapter 1

• Oil has had an impact on most of the global wars in the twentieth century.

• Edwin Drake applied Chinese salt drilling methods to an oil field in Titusville, PA.

• This new adaption proved to be an economical way to harvest oil and started the oil industry.

Part 1, Chapter 2 | Part 1, Chapter 3

• John D. Rockefeller began Standard Oil.

• Pipelines were built in various parts of the United States to transport oil.

• The demand for oil spread from the U.S. to Europe.

• Individuals and companies began searching across the globe for oil fields.

Part 1, Chapter 4 | Part 1, Chapter 5

• The automobile created new demand for oil and gas.

• Gushers were found in Texas and in Oklahoma, which lead to the forming of more oil companies.

• Court decisions broke up some of the oil companies over their business practices.

• Antitrust suits were filed in the beginning of the twentieth century...

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