The Seven Brothers – Europe Taking Lead in US Offshore
The outgoing oil age was dominated by the so-called Seven Sisters, the giant Anglo [*] oil companies Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (now BP), Gulf Oil (later part of Chevron), Royal Dutch Shell, Standard Oil Company of California (SoCal, now Chevron), Standard Oil Company of New Jersey (Esso, later Exxon), Standard Oil Company of New York (Socony, later Mobil, now part of ExxonMobil), Texaco (later merged into Chevron).
[*] – if we categorize the Dutch as “Anglo-Germans”.
[wikipedia.org] – Seven Sisters (oil companies)
It looks like wind is going to play a major role in the energy generation of the 21st century, taking over from 20th century oil and that this time the rising industry will be dominated by European firms:
- The 17th century was dominated by Dutch wind and Holland was the dominant power.
- The 19th century was dominated by British coal and Britain was the dominant power.
- The 20th century was dominated by American oil and America was the dominant power.
- The 21st century… ah well, you get the message.