Pumped: Everyone's Guide to the Oilpatch

Author:   David Finch ,  Andrew Nikiforuk
Publisher:   Fifth House Publishers
ISBN:  

9781897252093


Pages:   194
Publication Date:   01 March 2008
Format:   Paperback
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Alberta Trade Non-Fiction Book Award nominee 2008 Seasoned petroleum historian David Finch engages and entertains as he acquaints us with the basic vocabulary and mechanics of Canada's oil industry right through its most complex issues. Perhaps you know the answers to some of the basics: What is a barrel of oil? Where does it come from? How does it get into the gas tank? Why is oil so political? Do you recall the details of some of the programs? What was the National Energy Program, The National Oil Program, The Western Accord, and why did they matter? Are you well-versed enough in the politics to know the answers to these questions? Are we really running out of oil? What is the current state of the tar sands? What do upstream, midstream, and downstream mean? Who controls oil and gas in Canada and why does it cost so much if it belongs to us, the people of Canada? And finally, Why does this industry dominate the world's economic and political arenas. With short chapters, illustrations, maps, photographs, and a user friendly index-glossary, Pumped makes the complicated, jargon rich, high-stakes world of petroleum exploration, excavation, and consumption easy to understand. Finch provides a balanced, knowledgeable, and often humorous primer on the mechanics, history, and politics of Canada's oil industry.

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Author:   David Finch ,  Andrew Nikiforuk
Publisher:   Fifth House Publishers
Imprint:   Fifth House Publishers
Dimensions:   Width: 16.60cm , Height: 1.30cm , Length: 21.70cm
Weight:   0.277kg
ISBN:  

9781897252093


ISBN 10:   1897252099
Pages:   194
Publication Date:   01 March 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained
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Born in Cuba, David Finch is a historical consultant living in Calgary. With more than twenty years of consulting experience, he is the author of several books on the oil industry, including Hell's Half Acre, and is a regular contributor to The Calgary Herald, Alberta Oil: The Magazine, and Alberta Views. David received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Dedicated Investigation and Professional Scholarship in the Study of Canadian Petroleum History from the Petroleum History Society of Calgary.

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