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Published on Apr 23, 2011
This is the workshop I gave at the Climate Camp at Kingsnorth in Kent, at 10.30am on Monday 4th August 2008. Energy Cartels And The Rise Of The Car: Handout History of oil companies working together to control the energy market, how energy and transport markets have been rigged in the UK and USA to force the population to be car dependent. August 2008 -- Tony Gosling -- www.bilderberg.org John D Rockefeller -- 'philanthropist' and Standard Oil The History of the Standard Oil Company - Ida M. Tarbell -- 1904 "An oil producer was discovered stealing oil from the National Transit Company. He had tapped the main line and for at least two years had run a small but steady stream of Standard oil into his private tank. Finally the thieving pipe was discovered, and the owner of it, after acknowledging his guilt, was brought to trial. The jury gave a verdict of Not Guilty!" Underhand tactics used to gain control of nearly 90% of all oil products in US by WW I, including bribery and secretly buying up railroads & transporting Standard oil almost for free and buying up competitors, using them to spy on real competitors Broken up in into 34 companies (Exxon, Mobil, Chevron, Esso, ConocoPhillips and parts of BP & Shell) 1911 by Supreme Court -- Sherman Antitrust Act. But J.D. Rockefeller retained shareholding and companies 'worked together'........ Contemporary - Cartel UK Petroleum Industry Association, Quality House, Quality Court, Chancery Lane, Oil & Gas UK, the voice of the offshore industry, 232-242 Vauxhall Bridge Road. Embarrassing 2008 Energy profits announced quarterly, Exxon Mobil - £22 billion annual equivalent, BP - £13bn annual equivalent, Shell - £16bn -- annual equivalent Books Citizen Ken -- John Carvel, Chatto and Windus, May 1984, ISBN: 0701139307 If Voting Changed Anything They'd Abolish It -- Ken Livingstone, Harper-Collins, 1987, ISBN: 0002177706 Year 501, Noam Chomsky, 1993. Crabgrass Frontier, Kenneth T. Jackson, ISBN 0 19 504 987 7 Higginson, Martin; Tramway London: background to the abandonment of London's trams 1931-1952; Pub.: Light Rail Transit Association in association with Birkbeck College with assistance from London Transport Museum;1993; ISBN: 0948106166 The Great Railway Conspiracy by David Henshaw, Leading Edge Books, 1991, ISBN: 0948135301