The golden years
The 20th century was the century of oil. The invention of the car, the development of industry, and the spread of fossil fuels are milestones in the history of a natural resource that forever changed the course of humanity.
Humberto Calderón Berti, former president of OPEC and Minister of Energy and Mines of Venezuela, looks back on the key moments of his time in office in this memoir of his successful career in to the oil sector. This book is an essential opportunity to get a closer look at the inner workings of one of the organizations with the greatest geopolitical influence.
In these pages, readers will discover interesting parallels between the transformation of Venezuela and the oil-producing countries of the Middle East when the commercial exploitation of oil began in the first decades of the 20th century.
This book examines the discovery of oil in the OPEC member countries as well as their history and the political events that significantly affected the world economy, along with technical and economic analyses of the sector, anecdotes, anecdotes and the author’s personal experiences.
A unique testimony of the inner workings of OPEC from one of the men who lived it.