Tag Archives: Oil Business

Steve Horn :
Keystone XL’s Houston ‘Fork in the Road’

Houston’s refinery row. Image from Gulf Restoration Network / DaSmogBlog. Keystone XL fork in the road: TransCanada’s Houston Lateral Pipeline Houston’s LyondellBasell refinery is retooling itself for the looming feast of tar sands crude and fracked oil bounty that awaits … finish reading Steve Horn :
Keystone XL’s Houston ‘Fork in the Road’

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Harry Targ : The CIA’s Iranian Coup and 60 Years of ‘Blowback’

Supporters of Mohammed Mossadegh demonstrate in Tehran, July 1953. Placard depicts an Iranian fighting off Uncle Sam and John Bull. Image from The Spectator. The overthrow of Mossadegh:Sixty years of Iranian ‘blowback’ The overthrow of Mossadegh and the backing of … finish reading Harry Targ : The CIA’s Iranian Coup and 60 Years of ‘Blowback’

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Bob Feldman : The Influence of Texas’ ‘Big Rich,’ 1974-1995

Texas oil patriarch H. L. Hunt. The Hunt family was reputed to be the world’s wealthiest. Image from The Famous People. The hidden history of Texas Part 14: 1974-1995/2 — The influence of Texas’ ‘big rich’ By Bob Feldman | … finish reading Bob Feldman : The Influence of Texas’ ‘Big Rich,’ 1974-1995

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Robert Jensen : Important Truths Behind an Anti-War Slogan

Image from deepforest.org. ‘No blood for oil!’  Important truths behind an anti-war slogan Underneath the complex relationships and shifting strategies, the obvious question lingers: If the Middle East were not home to the largest reserves of the most easily accessible oil … finish reading Robert Jensen : Important Truths Behind an Anti-War Slogan

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Bob Feldman : The Rise of the Texas ‘Big Rich,’ 1930-1940

Charles Marsh, owner of the Austin American and Austin Statesman (later merged as the Austin American-Statesman), also made big money in the oil business. Image from the Public Welfare Foundation.The hidden history of Texas Part 11: 1930-1940/2 — The rise … finish reading Bob Feldman : The Rise of the Texas ‘Big Rich,’ 1930-1940

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Bob Feldman : Race, Unions, and the Booming Texas Oil Business, 1920-1930

Burkburnett oil field, Burkburnett, Texas, circa 1920. Image from Texas in the 1920s.The hidden history of Texas Part 10: 1920-1930/2 — Race, exploitation of workers, and the booming oil business By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | December 27, … finish reading Bob Feldman : Race, Unions, and the Booming Texas Oil Business, 1920-1930

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Bob Feldman : Texas Oil Industry Emerges; O. Henry Publishes, 1890-1920

William Sydney Porter (later to be known as O. Henry) in Austin, circa 1880’s. Image from Austin History Center, Austin Public Library / Wikimedia Commons.The hidden history of Texas Part IX: 1890-1920/4 — Oil business emerges; O. Henry publishes By … finish reading Bob Feldman : Texas Oil Industry Emerges; O. Henry Publishes, 1890-1920

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