In Search of the Source of America's Fuel
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul F. Salopek, a Chicago Tribune foreign correspondent, tackles these questions that are at the heart of Oil Safari: In Search of the Source of America's Fuel. Taken from Salopek's four-part narrative travelogue published in 2006, this book debunks the well-tended industry myth that global oil flows are too complex and fungible to tease apart at a retail outlet.
Salopek describes the gripping stories of a diverse cast of characters who are touched by a typical shipment of oil that ends up in the U.S. There is the oil rig worker in the Gulf of Mexico, an Iraqi security consultant, a Nigerian fisherman whose homeland is threatened by drilling, and an indigenous Venezuelan elder who benefits from the country's oil reserves (which are used to fund social programs).
Energy policy is at the heart of American politics now more than ever, between the troubling aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the burgeoning American surplus of natural gas, and the Obama administration's continued emphasis on renewable energy sources. Oil Safari brings human narratives to the foreground of our energy policy debates and own personal consumption habits.
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by on September 27, 2016
- Agate Digital, January 2013
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