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An engaging look at the global oil industry and how to navigatethe price volatility and new policies associated with it

Oil is a constantly changing industry, and withthe recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, morechanges are expected. From extra equipment, higher-costinsurance, and expensive technology to mandatory third-partyinspections, costly delays, and shifting investments, analysts saythe price tag of regulation will be stiff and not confined to theGulf.

The oil industry affects everyone, and the machinations of a fewindustry heads, the "Barbarians of Oil," can drastically change thelives of investors and consumers. In Barbarians of Oil author SandyFranks offers the tips needed to avoid future market dips and divesas well as safeguard your investments and profit in the future.

  • Details the petro-land grab in Africa, the Bush-HalliburtonEra, the Gulf Wars, and the political dangers to the UnitedStates in Iran, Iraq, and other oil-rich nations
  • Looks at the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and theimpending long-term effects on investments and policy
  • Explores the evolution of the modern oil industry includingmajor corporations such as ExxonMobile, ConcoPhillips, Cheveron,and BP

Barbarians of Oil is a timely must read for hard-workingAmericans concerned with their prosperity, as well as for thosefascinated with the inner workings of the oil industry.

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