Here is a book of Oilfield stories by my good friend Mondo Arenivas. Mondo has worked on drilling rigs all of his working life, and has experienced a lot in the fields. In this book, he shares some stories about life in the Oilfield, from his perspective. The book is 78 pages, hard back with a dust cover, and contains 49 stories and a glossary of oilfield terminology. I have known Mondo for quite a while, and although we have never met, we have become great friends by way of our telephone conversations. This collection of Oilfield stories is sure to please, and amuse, anyone who is currently working, or has previously worked, in the Oilfield. A great read by a great hand!
Copyrighted in 1966, this is a really neat book with lots of history on gasoline and its prices then. It has a chart in the front showing refinery locations and the availability of transportation at that time. It talks about who the big guys were in the oil business, how much oil was refined and where. In the back are tables that are really cool! They show the capacity of operating refineries, the yield from a barrel of crude oil, the refinery price of regular gasoline in the U.S. between 1935-1964, the tank wagon price of gasoline 1955-1964, the service station price of gas 1955-1964, gasoline prices and taxes in the U.S. 1919-1964, gasoline prices and taxes in major U.S cities in 1964, the number and sales of gasoline stations in the U.S. in 1963 - very cool. You will be surprised at how much some states were selling back then! And what the consumption of gasoline was, by state, in the U.S. in 1964. It is a paperback book, 96 pages, packed full of interesting and informative information from a bygone era. It is in excellant condition for its age. A great addition to your oilfield library, or just a great read if you are interested in the history of oil!
HERE IS A GREAT BOOK, A HARD BACK WITH 927 PAGES, COPYRIGHTED IN 1963, THAT IS IN GREAT CONDITION FOR ITS AGE - STILL HAS ITS ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. IT COVERS THE AMERICAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY FROM 1899 THROUGH 1959. THIS SECOND VOLUME OF THE AMERICAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY STUDY OUTLINES ITS PROGRESS DURING THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, PICKING UP AFTER 1899 AND CONTINUING UNTIL THE LATE 1950'S, JUST 100 YEARS AFTER THE DISCOVERY OF THE DRAKE WELL. IN THIS HALF CENTURY, THE INDUSTRY WAS TRANSFORMED FROM ITS PRIMARY ROLE AS A PRODUCER OF ILLUMINANTS TO ITS CURRENT STATUS AS A MAJOR SUPPLIER OF ENERGY. FOR PURPOSES OF DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS THIS PERIOD IS DIVIDED INTO FOUR CHRONOLOGICAL CHAPTERS: TRANSITION, POST-WAR EXPANSION, DEPRESSION AND RECOVERY, AND WORLD WAR II AND AFTER. WITHIN THIS BROAD FRAMEWORK, THE AUTHORS COVER SEVERAL INTERRELATED FIELDS AND PROBLEMS EMBRACING SUCH DIVERSE AREAS AS CHEMISTRY, ECONOMICS, POLITICS, AND GEOGRAPHY.