Written by Thomas Chi
Oil dominates. Petroleum is involved in global trade. Oil is responsible for leadership, but the responsibility to produce petroleum wisely results in revolutions, war and that which defines history. Yet with all the importance placed on petroleum, teachers don’t instruct students on the role of oil in school. Parents assume children will learn about oil by driving a car, pouring oil in the engine and pumping gas. This is irresponsible. There has never been a greater time for schools to teach the importance of petroleum.
Thomas Chi is a computer expert with an interest in petroleum. He has traveled to interview petroleum executives worldwide from Kuwait, Turkey, Egypt, China, Israel, Greece, Germany and in the United States, especially the coast of California where oil is drilled from San Diego to San Francisco, the states along the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to Houston, Texas. He spent a week during the first Persian Gulf War with petroleum producers from Kuwait on the Nile River in Egypt between Cairo and Aswan. Recent interviews have taken place in Colorado, where billions of barrels have been discovered near Denver, Colorado.