Item Details

Black Gold: The Story of Oil

A&E Networks
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This documentary looks at the U.S. oil industry’s development and evolution over a century. Beginning with Edwin Drake’s first well in Pennsylvania, we learn about John D. Rockefeller’s rise to prominence as a “robber baron” controlling 90% of U.S. refineries through the Standard Oil Trust; the transition from kerosene to gasoline around the turn of the century; competition from Texas oil wildcatters; anti-trust legislation dissolving Standard Oil in 1911; America’s love affair with the automobile in the 1950s that brought about oil imports; the OPEC embargo; and Gulf War, waged to protect the oil-dependent American economy.
Release Date
1998
Run Time
43 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 - 12, Academic/AP
Notes
  • Originally released by A&E Networks, 1998.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on March 09, 2017.
Series
Empires of Industry
Contents
New Energy Source (2:03); First Oil Well (3:20); Black Gold Rush (2:31); John Davison Rockefeller (2:56); Rockefeller and Flagler (2:37); Consolidating Cleveland Refineries (2:21); Robber Baron (2:10); Standard Oil Trust (3:06); Gasoline (2:34); Texas Oil Industry (1:29); Spindletop Gusher (4:02); Developing Gulf Oil (2:44); Texaco (2:40); Love Affair with the Automobile (2:02); Oil Competition (2:07); OPEC Embargo and the Gulf War (3:14); Credits: Black Gold: The Story of Oil (1:03)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : A&E Networks, [1998]
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2017.
Publisher no.
  • 130764 Infobase
  • [130760]s Infobase
Access Restriction
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Description
1 online resource (1 video file (43 min., 37 sec)) : sound, color.
Streaming video file.
System requirements: Films On Demand platform.
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