Book “The Tyranny of Oil” Antonia Juhasz
Well worth reading, it explains a lot, starting with Rockfeller, and Standard Oil, and the exact same stuggle that has continued from those days, to day, and the criminal disaster in the gulf of mexico.
for example, quoting the report of the hazardous chemical safety board which investigated the BP explosion in 2005 at its Texas city refinery, which killed fifteen and injured 180 people:
She quotes from the Report:
" The "Texas city disaster was caused by organisational and safety deficiencies at all levels of the BP Corporation. The combination of cost cutting, production pressures, and failure to invest caused a progressive deterioration of safety at the refinery." These practices, "left the Texas City refinery vulnerable to catastrophe"
It’s a very good book. written 2008.