Hydrocarbon History Podcasts

RARE PETRO’s “Hydrocarbon History” series examines the often unexplored cases in which hydrocarbon use changed our world for the better. How does natural gas promote a greener environment? How did kerosene save the whales? All of this and more included in our most edu-taining series!

Hydrocarbon History 6: Pipeline Origins

If you've ever read the news you've surely seen the controversy surrounding our industrial circulatory system: pipelines. When was the first pipeline built? Are pipelines safe? Is there a better transportation method than pipelines? Find out in this episode...

Hydrocarbon History 5: The Birth of Oil

Is oil valuable? Depends on who you ask! Some argue it only became valuable when we learned how to use it. Join your host Tavis Kilian as he explores the birth of the modern oil and gas industry! Watch the Video Below https://youtu.be/eTO-B8Hvax4 Apple Podcasts...

Hydrocarbon History 4: Food Security

This episode explores how our food networks have been enabled by the utilization of oil and gas. After all, food doesn't come from the back of the grocery store, or from the trunk of the delivery guy's car. Watch the Video Below https://youtu.be/r5QDAY69E4Q Apple...

Hydrocarbon History 3: Save The Whales!

This episode explores the historical significance of one of the most beloved energy sources of all time: Whales. Where do whales fit in to the history of energy, and what exactly is their relationship to oil and gas? Watch the Video Below https://youtu.be/uPINlUBehdk...

Hydrocarbon History 2: London Fog

Energy use is not equivalent to environmental damage! In this episode Tavis talks about the history of London's notoriously bad air, and how improvements were made using hydrocarbons. Watch the Video Below https://youtu.be/f_ADB5Ajh64 Apple Podcasts Spotify Soundcloud...

Hydrocarbon History 1: Why Haiti is Losing

Welcome to Hydrocarbon History! In this series we explore the past of oil and gas to see what we might learn from the mistakes and successes of others. In this episode we look at how the Dominican Republic developed their electrical grid in contrast to Haiti. If there...


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