Ships Shore Up US Energy Infrastructure
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  • Corlyss

    The story of how the first oil pipelines came to be used for transport over long distances warms my tiny little capitalist heart. Pierpont Morgan colluded with Tom Scott, Carnegie’s mentor, to jack the transport charges on Rockefeller’s oil barrel shipments by train. To counter that, Rockefeller built a pipeline east, and one-upped Scott and Morgan, left ’em with all that rolling stock and nothing, or very little, to carry on it. Ahhhhhh those were the good ol’ days . . . .

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