The idea of ‘Petroleum’ as the most important source of energy for human progress was an excellent idea far back in 1852 when it originated in US. Today the idea’s worth is debatable if it has done more good than the bad for the human kind. The geopolitical upheavals in the oil producing countries, technological and financial dependence of global businesses on petroleum, have made new ideas unsustainable knowing very well that humanity and environment is becoming more and more unsustainable due to overuse of the old idea. This video is a geopolitical history of petroleum and petroleum resources. The perspective of narration in the video is academic in nature and subject to debate and feedback. Your attention is requested to this 2 part video series on the topic as per following links.