Why Big Oil Conquered the World: A feature-length documentary produced by James Corbett who operates the news website corbettreport.com about the history of the oil Industry.
On August 28, 1859, George Bissell and Edwin L. Drake made the first working oil drilling platform in Pennsylvania. This marked the beginning of an era that would transform the 19th century and shape the 20th century. Today the very means behind our modern-day living is powered by oil which, of course, has made the people who control it wealthy beyond imagination.
But how have they used this power? What are they going to do with that power in a world that will have to move off carbon-based energy? "Why Big Oil Conquered the World" investigates.