Big Oil Conquered the World in Just 150 Years – Here’s How

oilBy Terrence Newton

This is how big oil conquered the world. 

In the effort to find a cheaper source for kerosene, on Sunday, August 28th, 1859, “Colonel” Edwin Drake struck black gold in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in what was the world’s first oil well, thereby officially beginning the global oil revolution. It is predicted that in 2016 the world will an astounding, “worldwide average demand of nearly 96 million barrels of oil and liquid fuels per day – that works out to more than 35 billion barrels a year.” [1]

Drake’s well proved that by drilling for it, oil could be found in abundance and produced cheaply. Overnight a whole new industry was born. Before long in millions of homes, farms and factories around the world, lamps would be lit with kerosene refined from West Pennsylvania crude. [Source]

From that moment, the oil boom began and it was players like John D. Rockefeller who made the first fortunes in turning West Pennsylvania crude into a product that would fuel the world.

Today, there is no doubt that the oil industry is the most powerful economic and development force in the world, and with the recent developments in fracking, the industry is still expanding. There are now over 1.1 million active gas and oil wells in the United States alone, and citizens are beginning to wake up to the reality that oil companies have more rights within the law than ordinary citizens do, and the struggle to stop the oil industry’s advances into our communities is escalating.

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Disasters like the Deepwater Horizon and countless other spills, train-wrecks, pipeline explosions and leaks make quick circulation in the news and in disaster-struck areas, corporate police prohibit media coverage and even impede public clean up efforts. In the wilds of Canada the Tar Sands oil operations are scorching unfathomable tracts of wilderness. It is as though oil companies literally own the environment and can do as they please without any meaningful repercussions.

800px-Deepwater_Horizon_fire_2010-04-21Aside from the impact that the oil and gas industry has on our communities and the environment, the world is now geo-strategically organized around the collection and domination of oil resources. The Middle East has been deliberately destabilized in the war on terror and is being taken over by oil companies escorted into no-man’s-lands by private military contractors.

Dictators like the those in the House of Saud are propped up and are free to roam the world with ridiculously lavish riches, entirely above the law. Even the escalating and complicated struggle with ISIS is now entangled in the dramatic and very lucrative oil trade. Russian President Vladimir Putin recently delivered on his promise to provide evidence of how Turkey and other nations are supporting ISIS by knowingly conducting trade with the terrorist organization.

If you want to rule the world you need to control the oil. All the oil. Anywhere. -Michel Collon, Monopoly

The oil industry is also well-known for its monopolistic tactics in preventing the proliferation of energy technologies that could offer alternatives to oil, or to make our oil usage much more efficient than it is now.

How was our entire world and culture so thoroughly dominated by the oil industry in just over 150 years?

Recently released, a new documentary film by James Corbett of the Corbett Report brings to light the lesser known and more obscure parts of the quest to bring oil to market and change the course of human history, dubbing it the “Rise of the Oiligarchy.” It is a new must-see documentary that brings extraordinary perspective to our troubled world.

Terence Newton is a staff writer for, interested primarily with issues related to science, the human mind, and human consciousness.

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  • gweneth

    At least some folks are trying to bring back the electric car – now if only the local home owner could bring up some form of really cheap energy.

    • DeposeDebauchedDespots

      Did you see “Back to the Future”? Dr Brown’s time-travel car, his modified Delorean, had a fusion device to fuel the car. Well, an assassinated Florida inventor, Stanley Meyer (or Myer, or Meier — found him on YouTube) made a “water car”. It ran on water. Using only water for fuel, Stanley drove it up and down FL. The criminal US godvernment wanted it. Stanley refused because his technology would be misused for military (killing) purposes.

      In an everyday house his water-car engine could be a a key component in an electricity-generation system. Home electricity for the cost of a little water.

      Around 1899, Nikola Tesla discovered a way to tap into the bands of electromagnetic energy that go from the North Pole to the South Pole. His “friend”, criminal bankster and anti-Humankind scumball jp morgan, hated the idealist Tesla’s vision to make “free electricity” available to all people. morgan had all Tesla’s supporters/funders withdraw all financial support. Free energy was and still is forbidden!

      • AntiLieGuy

        You left out the “Why?” Why is because this planet is a prison planet of slave that were made to be primitive workers to mine gold for the gods. They start the wars that stupid humans kill other stupid humans in. They created the different languages to keep us divided. They nuked the Babil spaceport so that Marduk wouldnt let the slave humans use the UFOs. They kept the secret of Planet X causing the flood to wipe out all the humans. Before that, they tried to mass starve humanity. Both times, Lord Enki save the humans he created.

        Its worse. The day of the next false flag using a nuke and blamed on Iran, America will be exterminated by Russia, China and the SCO. This is the war of Armageddon and you can know it is now because of Planet X which will end the war but by then 90% of the stupid amerikkan sheeple will be dead. There will never be peace on earth as long as there exists one single government, bank, currency or church!

        • DeposeDebauchedDespots

          Yes, we’re on an in-effect “prison planet”. Humankind must behead all enslavers.

          Isn’t it interesting that AJ (Alex Jones) was foresighted enough about 20 years ago to name his flagship website “PrisonPlanet”?

          When he was just in his early 20s. Hmmm . . . I wonder why. How did he get there?

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