The story of oil in the 1950s and '60s. Italy's Enrico Mattei challenges the 'Seven Sisters.' Oil diplomacy in an increasingly volatile Middle East. The creation of OPEC in 1960. Cheap oil fuels America's car culture and suburban sprawl.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Narrator (voice)
Daniel Yergin Daniel Yergin ... Himself - Author, The Prize
James Akins James Akins ... Himself - U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia 1973-76
Marcello Colitti Marcello Colitti ... Himself - Energy Advisor to Chairman, ENI
Manucher Farmanfarmaian Manucher Farmanfarmaian ... Himself - Director, National Iranian Oil 1957-71
Peter Holmes Peter Holmes ... Himself - Chairman, Shell (as Sir Peter Holmes)
Enrico Mattei Enrico Mattei ... Himself - General Director, ENI (archive footage)
Nicola Melodia Nicola Melodia ... Himself - Deputy General Manager, AGIP 1959-62
Alirio Parra Alirio Parra ... Himself - Venezuelan Oil Minister
Italo Ragni Italo Ragni ... Himself - General Manager, ENI-Egypt 1958-71
Robert S. Rose Robert S. Rose ... Himself - Occidental Lawyer 1962-73
Fuad Rouhani Fuad Rouhani ... Himself - OPEC Secretary General 1960-64
Giorgio Ruffolo Giorgio Ruffolo ... Himself - Italy Minister of Environment 1989-92 (as Georgio Ruffolo)
G. Henry M. Schuler G. Henry M. Schuler ... Himself - Center for Strategic and International Studies
Omar Shelhi Omar Shelhi ... Himself - Counselor to the King of Libya
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The story of oil in the 1950s and '60s. Italy's Enrico Mattei challenges the 'Seven Sisters.' Oil diplomacy in an increasingly volatile Middle East. The creation of OPEC in 1960. Cheap oil fuels America's car culture and suburban sprawl.

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USA

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English

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1993 (USA) See more »

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