“Black Giant” is Episode 3 of the PBS documentary series, ‘The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power’:

It was the roaring twenties, and the magic of oil touched everyone, from millions of new car owners to hopeful Texas wildcatters. The American oil industry wrestled with shortages and surplus, as a flamboyant entrepreneur, Calouste Gulbenkian, staked his claim in Iraq.

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