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Author Vogler, Gary, author.

Title Iraq and the politics of oil : an insider's perspective / Gary Vogler.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2017]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  338.2729095 V868i 2017    ---  Available
Description xxv, 302 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents American oil minister -- Contingency planning for the oil sector -- ORHA start-up : Lieutenant General Jay Garner is the first civilian leader -- Iraqi oil sector : history, resources, and organization -- Adjusting the oil plan -- Penalizing Syria : why so important -- Finding gold in Baghdad : oil ministry leadership -- The calm before the storm : June 2003 -- The long hot summer of 2003 -- The bizarre top priority -- Task force shield : securing the oil sector -- Changing of the guard : oil ministry and CPA oil change -- CPA closes out : June 2004 -- A break between tours : 2004 to 2006 -- Energy fusion cell : fixing the oil sector -- The Bayji refinery and the surge -- The southern export project -- The bid rounds : oil field auctions -- Leaving Iraq : september 2011 -- What haunts me -- Epilogue.
Summary In this book, Gary Vogler tells the story of US involvement in the Iraq oil sector from 2002-2011. Vogler, a 21-year Mobil Oil and ExxonMobil employee, was an insider who was involved in the prewar planning stages and spent over six years in Iraq as a member of the Energy Infrastructure Planning Group (EIPG) and later as a senior oil advisor in the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Affairs (OHRA). Vogler's book was originally going to be a tribute to the great work he saw from US forces. But in the course of his research, and in looking back on his sometimes tense interactions with Department of Defense and White House staff, Vogler came to understand the darker political side of the role of oil in the decision to go to war with Iraq. It was not, as many thought, merely to secure a steady, indefinite supply of Iraqi oil for the US market, or to secure contracts for US oil companies. The purpose was in fact grander--to rebalance the political map of the Middle East by providing a steady supply of oil to Israel through the Kirkuk-Haifa pipeline, and deny oil to Syria, a purpose which was designed to enrich and empower various international operators in the region who operated below the radar on the periphery of the war effort.
Subject Office for Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance.
Coalition Provisional Authority.
Coalition Provisional Authority. (OCoLC)fst01779038
Office for Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance. (OCoLC)fst01995338
Petroleum industry and trade -- Political aspects -- Iraq.
United States -- Foreign economic relations -- Iraq.
Iraq -- Foreign economic relations -- United States.
Postwar reconstruction -- Iraq.
Iraq. (NL-LeOCL)078549663
International economic relations. (OCoLC)fst00976891
Petroleum industry and trade -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01059632
Postwar reconstruction. (OCoLC)fst01200084
Iraq. (OCoLC)fst01205757
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9780700625062 (hardcover alkaline paper)
0700625062 (hardcover alkaline paper)
9780700625079 (electronic book)

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