What are the best books about oil and gas industry?

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    #1The Prize

    The Prize
    The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, & Power by Daniel Yergin is a nonfiction book originally published in October 1990 by the Simon & Schuster. This book won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.
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    Sean Delgado
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction"
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    #2Deep Challenge

    Deep Challenge
    Deep Challenge: Our Quest for Energy Beneath the Sea by Clyde Burleson is a nonfiction novel originally published in 1998. This book discusses the oil industry and some of its leading personalities and their stories.
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    Rosa María Alvarado
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Deep Challenge: Our Quest for Energy Beneath the Sea by Clyde Burleson is one of those books I really didn't think I would like at first but I ended up enjoying it anyway because it is well-written and a real page turner. This book is about the history of this country in the petroleum and natural gas business. I found it unexpectedly enlightening and entertaining."
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    #3A Sea in Flames

    A Sea in Flames

    A Sea in Flames: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout by Carl Safina is a nonfiction novel originally published in 2011. This book entails the disastrous story of an offshore oil drilling site that went to fire in 2010.

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    Sarah Dixon
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "A good book about the 2010 gulf blowout. In depth about the wildlife that lost their lives, fishermen, bait shops, and restaurants that all lost their livelihood. A lot of information about BP "bullying people", and the things they hide. Read it! "
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    #4The New Great Game

    The New Great Game
    The New Great Game: Blood and Oil in Central Asia by Lutz Kleveman is a nonfiction novel originally published in 2004 by the Grove Press. This book discusses the industry of crude oil on a global scale.
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    Carol Scott
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Very interesting read about the oil industry in Asia. However, I feel some facts seem to be outdated. "
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    #5The History of the Standard Oil Company

    The History of the Standard Oil Company
    The History of the Standard Oil Company by is a nonfiction novel originally published in 1904 by the journalist Ida Tarbell. This book follows the story of John D. Rockefeller and the rise of his enterprise - Standard Oil Company.
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    Aaradhya Jindal
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "John D Rockefeller is one fascinating character. He certainly knew how to leverage his opportunities. For an understanding of the inner workings of the oil business, this book will enlighten you. "
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    #6The Petroleum Industry

    The Petroleum Industry

    The Petroleum Industry: A Nontechnical Guide by Charles F. Conaway is a nonfiction reference book originally published in 1999. As the title suggests, this book dwells on the booming industry of petroleum and its impact on the global economy.

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    Jason Carr
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "A perfect guide to get into the the whole oil and gas industry. The Petroleum Industry: A Nontechnical Guide is more of a guide about the different industry that anyone could read this book and be amazed just how easy one could enter the industry."
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    #7Refinery Town

    Refinery Town

    Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City by Steve Early is a nonfiction novel originally published in 2017. This book tells the story of a big shot oil company and a local community.

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    Kathy Herrera
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "NOT MY CUP OF TEA IN CHOICE OF BOOKS. BUT, IT WILL DEFINITELY HELP THE WORKING MALE WHO GOES TO THE OIL FIELDS EACH WEEK."
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    #8Shale Gas

    Shale Gas

    Shale Gas: The Promise and the Peril by Vikram Rao Ph.D. is a nonfiction novel originally published in July 2012 by the RTI Press. This book explores how Shale gas can upgrade the economy of U.S on energy sectors.

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    Benjamin Richards
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Shale Gas: The Promise and the Peril by Vikram Rao Ph.D. is a nonfiction novel. Anyone who likes good nonfiction books may like this item."
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    #9Oilfield Survival Guide, Volume One: For All Oilfield Situations

    Oilfield Survival Guide, Volume One: For All Oilfield Situations
    Oilfield Survival Guide, Volume One: For All Oilfield Situations is a book by Mathhew J. Hatami. Originally published in 2017 by Oilfield Books LLC, it offers a detailed guide on how to survive precarious situations in an oilfield.
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    Theresa Phillips
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "There are a lot of people going to work in oilfields these days, because there's been a boom in the industry. Unfortunately, not all of us are experienced. The mistakes we make can be costly, and worse yet, dangerous. This book will clue you in to everything you need to know about oilfields. It saved me embarrassment and money, and possible injury. It may even save your life!"
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    #10Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

    Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

    Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. written by Ron Chernow which has been a finalist in the National Book Critics Circle Award reveals the private life of the oil tycoon. 

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    Amy Hu
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The Life of John D. Rockefeller is an in-depth look at the life of the oil tycoon. It's a great read for those interested in learning more about the oil industry."
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    #11Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent

    Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent

    Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent is a book by Andrew Nikiforuk. Originally published in 2008, Tar Sands won the 2009 Rachel Carson Environment Book Award, from the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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    Joe Green
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is a good choice for a book about the oil and gas industry, but it may be too one-sided to offer a clear look at this important industry. This is intended to sway the reader to one side (likely against the industry), so while it might be regarded well on one side, it might not be so well-received on the other. The list might need to include more balanced approaches."
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    #12Fracking America

    Fracking America

    Fracking America is a book by Walter M Brasch. Published in 2016 by Greeley & Stone Publishers, LCC, Fracking America provides an overview of the hydraulic horizontal fracturing and its effects on health and the environment.

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    Crystal Hughes
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "What an informational book! I'm going to have to read this book - I know so little about fracking. But I'm looking forward to learning about it and it's effects on us as people and our environment! "
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    #13The Doomsday Machine

    The Doomsday Machine

    The Doomsday Machine: The High Price of Nuclear Energy, the World's Most Dangerous Fuel is a book by Martin Cohen and Andrew McKillop. Published in 2012 by St. Martin's Press, it discusses the effect of nuclear reactors on the environment.

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    Eric Lawrence
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I was researching into these industries, the oil and gas. I found this book and thought it would give me a quick introduction into the industry. But I don't think this book was all inclusive and totally comprehensible. "
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    #14SuperFuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future

    SuperFuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future

    Superfuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future is a book by Richard Martin. Published in 2012 by St. Martin's Press, it introduces Thorium as a new alternative energy source.

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    Martín Garza
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "SuperFuel: Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future is in interesting look at Thorium and the future of green energy. I found it thought-provoking."
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    #15Not the Future We Ordered

    Not the Future We Ordered

    Not the Future We Ordered: The Psychology of Peak Oil and the Myth of Eternal Progress is book by John Michael Greer. Published in 2013, it discusses the possible effects of petroleum depletion on society.

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    Sarah Sanchez
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I am constantly hearing debates about global warming and oil and energy, but usually the people talking are not really informed about the issues. Talking about the oil and gas industry is complex, but this book breaks it down in a nice simple way that was easy for me to understand. It's nice to learn about the world and learn about ways humanity can treat the world better."
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    #16Night Fire

    Night Fire

    Night Fire: Big Oil, Poison Air, and Margie Richard's Fight to Save Her Town is a book by Ronnie Greene. Published in 2008 by Amistad, it focuses on the story of Margie Eugene Richards.

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    Harry Hoffman
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This book was great. It tells of the hazards of environmental waste by a large company and how damaging it can be to the people around them. But more importantly, this book tells the story of one woman's fight to overthrow and fight back against seemly too great odds against a giant opponent and help to clean up her community. Maggie overcomes all odds and learns how to fight against this opponent to become a hero for many people."

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Best What are the best books about oil and gas industry
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The PrizeBooks 43 Paid
2Deep ChallengeBooks 40 Paid
3A Sea in FlamesBooks 37 Paid
4The New Great GameBooks 36 Paid
5The History of the Standard Oil CompanyBooks 33 Paid
6The Petroleum IndustryBooks 31 Paid
7Refinery TownBooks 30 Paid
8Shale GasBooks 28 Paid
9Oilfield Survival Guide, Volume One: For All Oilfield SituationsBooks 23 Paid
10Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.Books 17 Paid
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