Since the turn of the last century, Americans have been in love with their cars. They have given us a great deal of independence and allowed all of us to travel the four corners of the country while living further away from our jobs. The honeymoon ended in the 1970s and ‘80s with oil embargoes, and the fear of pollution resulting from the carbon monoxide emissions from cars powered by internal combustion engines. More recently, the recession and the cost per gallon of gasoline has encouraged us to focus on new forms of transportation — electric and hybrid cars.
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Chevron has a wide portfolio. It is currently involved in oil and gas exploration and production; refining and shipping; mining, petrochemical production and power operations. In total, Chevron and its subsidiaries brought in over $250-billion USD in sales last year. The history of this expansive company spans several generations and intermingles with several other companies.
Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest energy companies, began as a state operated power utility in the early 1900s. After Sweden’s deregulation of the electricity market in 1996, Vattenfall was able to expand its international presence through acquisitions and new energy initiatives
Recent developments have hinted at a new class of heat-harvesting devices: thermoelectric generators small enough to trap waste heat from even the smallest household appliances, and to turn that heat into electricity.
Today, Saudi Aramco is completely owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This, however, was not always the case. The company underwent a series of corporate and political maneuvers throughout the rise of the petroleum age. Saudi Aramaco’s journey started in the 1930s.