14 June 2016

Peter B. Doran speaks at The Chicago Council

Oil's past and our present
Peter B. Doran presented his newly published book, Breaking Rockefeller at The Chicago Council

The global energy market is undergoing a significant transformation, similar to the one that followed the break of John D. Rockefeller's “unbeatable” oil monopoly at the start of the 20th century, according to Peter Doran. That revolution created the first global oil market, the modern supertanker, and tipped the world’s energy scales for the first time. What lessons from oil’s past may provide answers to some of today’s most complex policy puzzles—from fracking in China, to Russia's energy grip on Europe, and the unexpected consequences of America’s shale revolution?