The Great Oil Conspiracy: How the U.S. Goverment Hid the Nazi Discovery of Abiotic Oil from the American People is an in-depth investigation into society's misconceptions about the nature of petroleum reserves and production. Jerome R. Corsi begins with a discussion of the history of oil refinement and even delves into a number of once-secret Nazi documents. Fleet Cooper performs this informative text excellently, drawing out the intrigue and conspiracy at the heart of this infamous cover-up.
A shocking investigation revealing why greedy oil companies are lying to the American people.
At the end of World War II, U.S. intelligence agents confiscated thousands of Nazi documents on what was known as the “Fischer-Tropsch Process” - a series of equations developed by German chemists unlocking the secrets of how oil is formed. When the Nazis took power, Germany had resolved to develop enough synthetic oil to wage war successfully, even without abundant national oil reserves.
For decades, these confiscated German documents remained largely ignored in a United States where petro-geologists and petro-chemists were convinced that oil was a “fossil fuel” created by ancient decaying biological debris. Clearly, big U.S. oil companies had no financial interest in explaining to the American people that oil was a natural product made on a continual basis deep within the earth. If there were only so many fossils in geological time, there could only be so much oil. Big oil could then charge more for a finite, rapidly disappearing resource than for a natural, renewable, and probably inexhaustible one.
The Great Oil Conspiracy explains how Stalin, at the end of World War II, demanded his petro-geologists “dig deeper” when petro-scientists in the United States had determined that the Soviet Union, like Germany, lacked national oil reserves. Russia today has challenged Saudi Arabia for the lead in oil production and exportation. Once oil is understood as an abundantly available resource, there is no reason hydro-carbon fuels cannot indefinitely propel the development and production of cheap energy reserves the United States needs to maintain its dominant position in the emerging global economy.
©2012 Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
As with all ideological rants there is a little bit of truth.
It does seem that technological advances will render the US energy independent within this decade. But do we really want this fuel piped from ND to TX? Why not refine it in ND?
It is also true that technology has given us the means to turn spent nuclear fuel into an electricity producing resource. This also solves the ecological problem of stashing the toxic nuclear waste in the desert.
It is additionally true that wind farms are unsightly and they generally produce electricity at night during low demand hours.
Also, solar panel production dislocations caused several infamous bankruptcies. However, if every roof had solar arrays, producing electricity during industrial peak demand daylight hours when residential use is lowest, and those residential producers sold this excess capacity back to the distribution grid, this would free up our oil reserves to power air and space travel.
As for ethanol, the book rightly points out that it is a very inefficient use of our food resources and the book is entirely correct that in many ways it is completely counterproductive. The cost is too high (both production costs and government subsidies), it produces economic imbalances throughout the economy and up and down the food chain, and corn is better used as human and animal fuel than for cars and trucks.
I ended up wishing this book had been more open minded and balanced in it's approach to the question of energy. If it were, it's agenda would have been better served.
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