Oil on the Brain: Adventures from the Pump to the Pipeline

Lyle Estill's ever-engaging Energy Blog seems to be the place that this author goes to learn about books he should read, and quite possibly never will. Way back in May we wrote about the The Citizen Powered Energy Handbook after reading Lyle's review, and needless to say we have yet to find time to get our hands on a copy. Now Lyle brings us his thoughts on Oil on the Brain: Adventures from the Pump to the Pipeline by Lisa Margonelli, a book that sounds a little like the car driver's equivalent to The Omnivores Dilemma:

"Anyone interested in today's oil industry (or according to Mary Roach, anyone who drives a car), should read this book. It's not an energy book. It's more of a travel book, which starts in a California gas station, and circles the globe in a search for an explanation of where a gallon of gas comes from. Margonelli's writing is magnetic. The reason this book took me so long to read is because I did not want to miss a word."

While it doesn't sound like the average TreeHugger will learn much new about getting us beyond oil, anything that helps us appreciate the incredible story behind this precious resource that we waste every day can only be a good thing. Now if only we could find the time to read it...

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