• Following Oil

  • Four Decades of Cycle-Testing Experiences and What They Foretell About U.S. Energy Independence
  • By: Thomas A. Petrie
  • Narrated by: Stuart Appleton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Following Oil

By: Thomas A. Petrie
Narrated by: Stuart Appleton
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In a 40-year career as an oil and gas investment analyst and as an investment banker and strategic adviser on petroleum-sector mergers, acquisitions, and financings, Thomas A. Petrie has witnessed dramatic changes in the business. In Following Oil, he shares useful lessons he has learned about domestic and global trends in population and economic growth, a maturing resource base, variable national energy policies, and dynamic changes in geopolitical forces - and how these variables affect energy markets. More important, he applies those lessons to charting a course of energy development for the nation as the 21st century unfolds. Addressing the current need for greener, more sustainable energy sources, Petrie points to recent large domestic gas discoveries and the use of new technologies such as horizontal drilling to unlock unconventional hydrocarbons. With these new sources, the United States can increase production and ensure itself enough oil and gas to sustain economic growth during the next several decades. Petrie urges the pursuit of cleaner fossil fuel development in order to buy the time...

The book is published by University of Oklahoma Press.

©2014 University of Oklahoma Press (P)2014 Redwood Audiobooks

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Informative but monotone.

History of a financial analyst 30 yrs following oil. Narrator sometimes sounds like a computer reading to you.