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.
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• 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.
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• 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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