12 episodes

Mexico's experience with oil contrasts sharply to the development of the same resource from the same formations in the United States, and it illustrates the most salient cultural, political, and historical differences between the two countries. "El Petroleo es Nuestro" uses the history of oil in Mexico to tell the story of the development of modern Mexico and its national institutions. Remastered and re-released for 2018!

El Petroleo es Nuestro: A History of Oil in Mexico Brandon Seale

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    • 4.9 • 84 Ratings

Mexico's experience with oil contrasts sharply to the development of the same resource from the same formations in the United States, and it illustrates the most salient cultural, political, and historical differences between the two countries. "El Petroleo es Nuestro" uses the history of oil in Mexico to tell the story of the development of modern Mexico and its national institutions. Remastered and re-released for 2018!

    08 - Yeah, Another Crisis

    08 - Yeah, Another Crisis

    Crisis continues to afflict Mexico and PEMEX.

    • 21 min
    01 - The Oilfinders

    01 - The Oilfinders

    Porfirio Diaz, Standard Oil, Weetman Pearson (El Aguila), Edward Doheny (La Huasteca), and gushers!

    • 19 min
    11 - What's Wrong with Mexico

    11 - What's Wrong with Mexico

    Nothing's "wrong" with Mexico of course...but what makes it so different and so maddening?

    • 18 min
    02 - Revolución

    02 - Revolución

    The oil companies withdraw from Mexican society as Revolution ravages the country. As Post-Revolutionary governments reassert control over the country, they go to battle with the oil companies over the validity of their holdings and soon find allies in the incipient Oilworkers Movement.

    Suggested reading: Mariano Azuela, "Los De Abajo: Novela De La Revolución Mexicana."

    Link here: http://tinyurl.com/hoxltbd

    • 17 min
    03 - The Expropriation

    03 - The Expropriation

    Mexican President Lazaro Cardenas expropriates the Mexican oil industry.

    • 26 min
    04 - The Golden Age of Pemex

    04 - The Golden Age of Pemex

    PEMEX truly becomes and integrated oil company.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Darkpharmer ,

Found by accident

Found this podcast completely by accident, couldn't stop listening. As someone who moved to a border city it sheds some much needed light on alot of "why's"

el_cazador ,

Amazing

Cohesive and well presented material. Exactly what was looking for. He is clearly well informed on the subject matter and tells an interesting, accurate story from start to present of the oil business in Mexico. I wish he had more podcasts of this nature. I'll listen to this series several times, I am sure.

TTK1984 ,

Wonderful Overview

Great history of Mexico for oil and gas professionals. I really appreciate Brandon’s insight and the way he tells the story. Great show for road trips, makes the time fly!

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