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I'm not really sure why some reviewers call this book shallow fluff. To be fair, after all her travel, research, and experiences, she seems to admit to coming up short on offering... Read morePublished on June 19, 2013 by Michelle V. Owens-martin
Margonelli's book is worth your time to read, but don't expect to come away with a DEEP understanding of oil "from the pump to the pipeline. Read morePublished on October 30, 2012 by R. J. McCabe
An American journalist decides to figure out, how gasoline gets into the American car. She interviews a gas station owner, a fuel truck driver and a dispatcher; she goes into a... Read morePublished on October 23, 2010 by Ilya
You would think that a book on OIL would be boring but Margonelli manages to make the whole experience both amusing and informative. Read morePublished on November 16, 2009 by Grey Wolffe
Kudos to Lisa Margonelli - A interpersonal tour de force of the global petroleum industry from the corner gas station to the far reaches of the globe. Read morePublished on January 24, 2009 by E. Stevens
Not much really here. Author Margonelli tries to put a recognizable face on the economics and politics of oil, but I'm not sure I want one. Read morePublished on August 15, 2008 by ink & penner
Like countless Americans, you pull up to a pump and begin the drudgery of filling your car up with gas (while watching the numbers tick higher and ever higher). Read morePublished on January 14, 2008 by VulcansHammer
Don't be put off by the frivolous title. This is a really well-written account of a young lady's travels and adventures as she (and we) learn about nearly every aspect of the oil... Read morePublished on December 30, 2007 by Ixion