• Gusher!: A Novel of the Rockefeller Oil Empire

    When anyone can strike it rich in an instant and lose it all just as quickly, it takes a titan to stay on top.In the 1870s, the oil business can make or break a man. No one appreciates that fact more than Matthew Strong, a young man from Oil City, Pennsylvania, with big dreams, not to mention the talent to back them up. The search for a gusher has already cost Matthew dearly; both his father and older brother died in the fields. Their deaths drove a rift between Matthew and his mother, and also tore him apart from the only woman he's ever loved. But despite the risks, the pursuit of oil is a fortune that Matthew has no choice but to chase in an effort to redeem his father's sacrifice.When a chance meeting in Cleveland with his hero John D. Rockefeller leads to a job with Standard Oil, Matthew quickly rockets up the chain of command as the company takes a stranglehold on the emerging market. But no great achievement comes without a cost. And the price that Matthew has to pay to keep pace with his rivals climbs higher than a barrel of oil. Just when he's reached the pinnacle of his professional and personal life, an unspeakable tragedy threatens to bring everything Matthew has worked so hard to build crashing down.At his lowest point since the death of his father, Matthew can't res...

    • ASIN: 1733734600

  • A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher

    It was a technological crisis in an alien realm: a blown-out oil well in mile-deep water in the Gulf of Mexico. For the engineers who had to kill the well, this was like Apollo 13, a crisis no one saw coming, and one of untold danger and challenge. A suspense story, a mystery, a technological thriller: This is Joel Achenbach’s groundbreaking account of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and what came after. The tragic explosion on the huge drilling rig in April 2010 killed eleven men and triggered an environmental disaster. As a gusher of crude surged into the Gulf’s waters, BP engineers and government scientists—awkwardly teamed in Houston—raced to devise ways to plug the Macondo well. Achenbach, a veteran reporter for The Washington Post and acclaimed science writer for National Geographic, moves beyond the blame game to tell the gripping story of what it was like, behind the scenes, moment by moment, in the struggle to kill Macondo. Here are the controversies, the miscalculations, the frustrations, and ultimately the technical triumphs of men and women who worked out of sight and around the clock for months to find a way to plug the well. The Deepwater Horizon disaster was an environmental 9/11. The government did not have the means to solve the problem; only the private s...

    • ASIN: 1451625340

  • Oil in Texas: The Gusher Age, 1895-1945 (Clifton and Shirley Caldwell Texas Heritage)

    As the twentieth century began, oil in Texas was easy to find, but the quantities were too small to attract industrial capital and production. Then, on January 10, 1901, the Spindletop gusher blew in. Over the next fifty years, oil transformed Texas, creating a booming economy that built cities, attracted out-of-state workers and companies, funded schools and universities, and generated wealth that raised the overall standard of living—even for blue-collar workers. No other twentieth-century development had a more profound effect upon the state.In this book, Roger M. Olien and Diana Davids Hinton chronicle the explosive growth of the Texas oil industry from the first commercial production at Corsicana in the 1890s through the vital role of Texas oil in World War II. Using both archival records and oral histories, they follow the wildcatters and the gushers as the oil industry spread into almost every region of the state. The authors trace the development of many branches of the petroleum industry—pipelines, refining, petrochemicals, and natural gas. They also explore how overproduction and volatile prices led to increasing regulation and gave broad regulatory powers to the Texas Railroad Commission.

    • ASIN: 0292753144

  • When Gushers Go Dry: The Essentials of Oil & Gas Bankruptcy, Second Edition

    In 2015, 42 bankruptcies were filed in the North American oil patch, with company debt totaling $17 billion. With oil prices plunging to record-low levels, such restructurings are certain to continue well into the next year and beyond. To help unravel the unique issues resulting from the interplay among the Bankruptcy Code, federal and state laws, the regulatory structure governing the energy industry, and the political and practical realities of the industry’s significance on national, regional and local levels, When Gushers Go Dry: The Essentials of Oil & Gas Bankruptcy, Second Edition offers an expanded discussion on the various players in the oil and gas industry, including new developments in financing and the treatment of oil and gas-related agreements. This second edition provides practitioners with a better understanding of what happens when an oil, gas or other natural resources company goes bankrupt, presenting in detail the issues that are specific to this highly specialized industry.

    • ASIN: B01MT515P5

  • The Greatest Gamblers: The Epic of American Oil Exploration

    "Oil," writes Ruth Sheldon Knowles, "is the most hazardous, expensive, heartbreaking gambling game in the world." And, as this book dramatically proves, the men who have been the gamblers of the American oil business have been some of the most colorful and fantastic personalities in our history. The Greatest Gamblers is the story of our remarkable oilmen and the vast industry they have created-from its simple beginnings in 1859 at Titusville, Pennsylvania, to the big-business oil operations of today. Here are the wildcatters, the prospectors, the scientists, the hunch players (Mrs. Knowles points out that independent oilmen have discovered more than three-fourths of America's oil fields). Here you will meet "unlucky" Dad Joiner, whose fortunes changed only in his seventies when a worthless ten-acre tract of Texas wasteland proved the key to one of America's two biggest oil fields; and H. 1. Hunt, who parlayed an oil lease he won at a poker game into an oil business that made him one of the richest men in the United States. Harry Sinclair ... Tom Slick … Mike Benedum … Everette DeGolyer … Charles Canfield … Edward Doheny ― the pages of this book are crowded with the stories of such men, their tough boom towns, their dogged persistence and wild successes, and the brutal c...

    • Brand: Brand: University of Oklahoma Press
    • ASIN: 0806116544

  • Oil in Texas: The Gusher Age, 1895-1945 (Clifton and Shirley Caldwell Texas Heritage Series)

    As the twentieth century began, oil in Texas was easy to find, but the quantities were too small to attract industrial capital and production. Then, on January 10, 1901, the Spindletop gusher blew in. Over the next fifty years, oil transformed Texas, creating a booming economy that built cities, attracted out-of-state workers and companies, funded schools and universities, and generated wealth that raised the overall standard of living—even for blue-collar workers. No other twentieth-century development had a more profound effect upon the state.In this book, Roger M. Olien and Diana Davids Hinton chronicle the explosive growth of the Texas oil industry from the first commercial production at Corsicana in the 1890s through the vital role of Texas oil in World War II. Using both archival records and oral histories, they follow the wildcatters and the gushers as the oil industry spread into almost every region of the state. The authors trace the development of many branches of the petroleum industry—pipelines, refining, petrochemicals, and natural gas. They also explore how overproduction and volatile prices led to increasing regulation and gave broad regulatory powers to the Texas Railroad Commission.

    • ASIN: 0292760566

  • Spindletop Gusher: The Story of the Texas Oil Boom

    The Spindletop Gusher is the iconic Texas oil story that begins the history of the worldwide dominance of fossil fuel as the energy source of choice. In easy-to-understand, detailed terms, Carmen Bredeson tells the story of Spindletop from discovery to today. Necessary reading for any young person who wants to understand the history and importance of oil and the way it changed the world, it includes information on alternative energy sources and our need to continue developing them.

    • ASIN: 1933979666

  • Giant Under the Hill: A History of the Spindletop Oil Discovery at Beaumont, Texas, in 1901

    How did a profligate who killed a deputy sheriff before reforming, a mining engineer who went AWOL from the Austrian navy, and three East Texas drillers join forces with other equally colorful characters to drill on Spindletop Hill? The answers are all here—the challenge and frustration of the search, the excitement of the discovery, the euphoric chaos of the boom, and the genesis of the giant companies.In this scholarly work firmly rooted in the narrative tradition, and using material collected over decades, the authors bring to life the efforts of Pattillo Higgins, Anthony Lucas, Al and Curt Hamill, and Peck Byrd to master the Spindletop salt dome—efforts that culminated in the discovery of the great Lucas Gusher. Their find subsequently transformed not only the state of Texas but the entire oil industry.

    • ASIN: 087611236X

  • Gushers: Oilfield Novels of Texas (Cavalcade of Oilfield Novels)

    Gushers is a survey of the novels and short stories written about the events of Texas oilfields from Spindletop to the present. It is the second volume of A Cavalcade of Oilfield Novels, a survey of the significant oilfield novels of America.

    • ASIN: 0979496454

  • Oil Gusher

    • ASIN: B000QPD02Y

  • Whale AK3714 Gusher 10 Manual Pump Nitrile Parts for Oil and Diesel Service Kit

    This Whale Gusher® 10 Manual Pump Nitrile® Parts for Oil and Diesel Service Kit includes replacement Nitrile parts for the popular Gusher 10 pumps. Parts include the pump’s diaphragms, valves. These are production parts, so they will install and fit properly, and they will deliver the same outstanding performance as the original components. Whale designs and manufactures reliable marine water systems which are easy to install and use; providing boating enthusiasts with water, waste management and durable bilge pumps. For over 70 years, Whale has delivered innovative, high quality products that ensure peace of mind and allow you to enjoy your adventures on the water.

    • Color: Unspecified
    • Brand: Whale
    • ASIN: B000FHDF4G
    • UPC: 766478371409

  • Hebron oilfield a cash gusher; N.L. premier says it'll bring $16B to region.(Business): An article from: Winnipeg Free Press

    This digital document is an article from Winnipeg Free Press, published by Thomson Gale on August 23, 2007. The length of the article is 547 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation DetailsTitle: Hebron oilfield a cash gusher; N.L. premier says it'll bring $16B to region.(Business)Author: Gale Reference TeamPublication: Winnipeg Free Press (Magazine/Journal)Date: August 23, 2007Publisher: Thomson Gale Page: b12Distributed by Thomson Gale

    • ASIN: B000VE5UAU

  • Insane Clown Posse - Mens Oil Gusher T-shirt Small Black

    The seven joker's cards appear in a toxic plume of gas on the front of this black, 100% cotton t-shirt from the Insane Clown Posse, with a matching Psychopathic Records logo printed on the back. A killer tee from the Dark Carnival's toxic underbelly!

    • Color: Black
    • Brand: Old Glory
    • ASIN: B004TMQY3C
    • UPC: 882512392305

  • Whale AK3706 Gusher 10 Manual Pump Neoprene Parts Service Kit, Replacement Parts

    This Whale Gusher 10 Manual Pump Neoprene Parts Service Kit includes replacement neoprene parts for the popular Gusher 10 pumps. Parts include the pump’s diaphragms, valves. These are production parts, so they will install and fit properly, and they will deliver the same outstanding performance as the original components. Whale designs and manufactures reliable marine water systems which are easy to install and use; providing boating enthusiasts with water, waste management and durable bilge pumps. For over 70 years, Whale has delivered innovative, high quality products that ensure peace of mind and allow you to enjoy your adventures on the water.

    • Color: Unspecified
    • Brand: Whale
    • ASIN: B000FHQL4M
    • UPC: 766478370600

  • Great SPINDLETOP Gusher Beaumont TX Texas Oil Discovery 1901 Newspaper THE HOUSTON DAILY POST, Texas, January 11, 1901

    THE HOUSTON DAILY POST, Texas, January 11, 1901 If ever there was a single newspaper which heralded the birth of the oil industry in America, this is it. Although discoveries were made in various locations long before this date, this discovery--to be known as Spindletop--marked the emergence of the oil industry at a time when the automobile and other industries were experiencing rapid growth, coinciding with the need for this new product. If you or your family have ties to the early oil industry, this one-of-a-kind collectible heralding the onset of this national/world impacting find cannot be overstated. The discovery of oil in Beaumont, Texas, was the beginning of the oil industry in Texas. When the well struck on January 10, 1901 it would gusher uncontrollably for 8 days before being capped. This newspaper reports that very "discovery" with page 3 heads: "OIL STRUCK NEAR BEAUMONT" "A Stream of Petroleum Shot Into the Air for a Hundred Feet" "Prospector Who Has Been at Work for Two Years Has His Faith Rewarded--The Flow Is Estimated at 5000 Barrels Per Day". See the photos for the full report. As noted by Wikipedia, the January 10 discovery at Spindletop marked the birth date of the modern petroleum industry. At 100,000 barrels of oil a day, the gusher tripled U.S. oil producti...

    • ASIN: B016DR9X24

  • 1952 PAIR OF ORIGINAL 1950's UTAH - WYOMING GAS and OIL STOCKS (1 with GUSHER!) OUR EXCLUSIVE! About Uncirculated

    You can search high and low for these but this is the only place you'll find them - TWO rare original fully issued stock certificates from The Uintah-Wyoming Gas and Oil Company, incorporated in Utah. Uintah is the original Native American name for Utah! Both stocks remain in clean crisp condition. Share amounts, bearers or dates may vary. The stocks were engraved circa 1950 but may be issued anytime between then and the early 1970's. The orange cert has a full width spread wing eagle vignette while the aqua blue one features on old time old rig blowing its top - a GUSHER in oilman's lingo!! Rare Western Energy stocks averaging 50-80 years old!! Collector Value $100 the pair, but available right here and now for 10% of that price!! Limited Time AMAZON SPECIAL!

    • ASIN: B079VS29MN

  • Huntington Beach, California

    Incorporated in 1909, Huntington Beach remained a sleepy seaside town until the city's legendary oil boom in the 1920s. Wells sprang up overnight, and in less than a month, the city's population more than doubled. As the area developed culturally through the decades, the once tiny farming community increased its size with 25 miles of annexations to become one of Southern California's major tourist destinations. Pictured here in nearly 200 vintage photographs is the evolution of this small seaside village into a classic, Southern California beach city, known as Surf City to nearly a million tourists a year. Showcased here are images acquired from city records, including shots of the famous Huntington Beach Pier as it evolved over the century, rare amateur photos of one of the largest gushers in city history, vintage beach scenes, rarely seen historic aerial views, images of the turn of the century "Tent City," the infamous flood of 1938, and nostalgic shots of the Saltwater Plunge.

    • ASIN: 1531612709

  • Coalinga, California - View of a Gusher at Lucile Oil Well (Playing Card Deck - 52 Card Poker Size with Jokers)

    Premium quality poker size playing cards of Coalinga, California - View of a Gusher at Lucile Oil Well (Playing Card Deck - 52 Card Poker Size with Jokers), printed right in America! 52 cards plus jokers included, with a tuck box for storage. Printed on heavy stock paper using a high-end digital printing press guarantees: color accuracy, durable imaging, and the highest print resolution available. This print is 100% Made in America. We use only fine art inks, which are fade-resistant, museum-quality archival quality, with acid-free pigment. Lantern Press is a dynamic art company that specializes in the world's leading imagery. Our collection includes original works created by our in-house art team, photography, home & office decor trends, vintage art, and more. Your support allows us to continue doing what we love - creating beautiful art.

    • Brand: Lantern Press
    • ASIN: B018YRRP3K