A time of incredible peaks and valleys ///

The first decade-and-a-half of the 2000s has been a time of seminal events for the world, the global upstream industry, Gulf Publishing Company and World Oil. In 2001, the first year of this final period in our 100-year review, a relative calm worldwide was shattered by the terrorist attacks against New York City and Washington, D.C., on Sept. 11, 2001. That horrific event was the opening salvo to what has now been a nearly 15-year struggle between competing ideologies, lifestyles and economic systems.

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