This article ventures seaward to examine how two contemporary Danish novels paradoxically uses irrealist features to make visible the existent opacity and mythology of oil.
The aim of this paper is twofold, first to explore how Sandrine Bessora’s novel Petroleum (2004) engages with the Medea intertext, and thus inserting itself in a specific literary filiation, addresses the writing of history.
Love and care in 2021: Women-led community activism towards oil refining on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
From 1966 to 2012, oil companies operated a massive refinery on the Island of St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands (USVI).
This article, as its title suggests, wishes to discuss some methodological issues of historical research on the industrial past of gas lighting and its sources.
The Empresa Nacional Calvo Sotelo de Combustibles Líquidos y Lubricantes (ENCASO) was a company created in 1942 within Spain’s National Institute of Industry (INI) by Minister Juan Antonio Suanzes, in an effort to control the country’s strategic energy sector.
This article historicizes the rise of the Texas wind industry using the 2010 construction of the Roscoe Wind Farm in West Texas as a case study.
Ruth W. Sandwell (ed.), Powering Up Canada: A History of Power, Fuel, and Energy from 1600 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016).
Local perspectives of national energy projects: reconstructing the impact of post war nuclear power stations in north Wales from archival sources
While national energy infrastructure projects possess significant reach and scale in supply terms, they are focused on a smaller number of power generation sites and have a significant impact on those specific localities. Britain’s post war nuclear power programme was no different.
This article explores a short-lived but major natural gas boom in the area of McKeesport, Pennsylvania. The discovery and exploitation of natural gas resources often displays a boom and bust cycle characterized by a rush of investment and production followed by resource exhaustion and falling pr
In this special issue, we reflect on the relations between energy systems and imperialism via multiple expressions: the role of oil in international relations, the global economy, and the post-colonial world; the problem of waste created by the oil industry; the relations between capitalism and i