By James G. Speight
There's just one substance recognized to mankind that may reason wars, impression worldwide economies, and make nations wealthy: petroleum. yet how a lot does the typical individual, even the typical engineer, learn about it? This ebook describes the petroleum in easy-to-understand language for either the layperson and engineer alike. From the economics of looking for oil and gasoline, getting it out of the floor, into pipelines, into refineries, and, ultimately, into your gasoline tank, this publication covers the petroleum like no different remedy ahead of.
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