Oil Industry: Information Resources

compiled by George Draffan


Contents of this webpage:

History & Politics

Industry Information

Business News

Corporate Information

Government Information

Military / Security Information

Activist Information

The End of Oil (Peak Oil)

Other Endgame webpages:

Bibliography on Oil and War

Oil, Auto, and Other Energy Subsidies

Oil Sands Info

 History & Politics

published books, ranging from corporation-sponsored "histories" to hard-hitting investigative literature

Tarbell, Ida. History of the Standard Oil Company

Sampson, Anthony. The Seven Sisters.

Yergin, Daniel. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil and Money.

Clark, John G. The Political Economy of World Energy: A Twentieth Century Perspective.

Klare, Michael. Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict.

McCartney, Laton. Friends in High Places: The Bechtel Story.

Bryce, Robert. Cronies: Oil, the Bushes, and the Rise of Texas, America's Superstate.

Bryce, Robert. Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego, and the Death of Enron.


 Industry Information

industry news

Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections

Bloomberg Energy News

Gas.com news and links to the natural gas industry

Lundberg Survey of U.S. petroleum and related industries

Oil & Gas Journal

Oil News

Oil Online

Oil Survey

Oil.com links and news indexed by continent.


Pipeline and Gas Industry

Power Plant News

PR Newswire oil industry

Statistical Review of World Energy from British Petroleum.

World Energy News

World Oil.com the oilfield information source

Yahoo oil & gas news

industry associations

American Petroleum Institute

National Petroleum Council

industry directories

API Links

PennWell (publisher of Oil & Gas Journal)

Africa-Middle East Petroleum

Asia-Pacific Directory

Canadian Oil Industry Directory

European Petroleum Directory

Latin America Directory

Natural Gas Directory

USA Electric Utility Industry Directory

USA Oil Industry Directory

Worldwide Offshore Directory

Worldwide Petrochemical Directory

Worldwide Pipeline Directory

Worldwide Refining & Gas Processing

industry analyses

Statistical Review of World Energy from British Petroleum.

American Petroleum Institute

National Petroleum Council

industry maps: infrastructure and facilties


government analyses

Country Analysis Briefs from the U.S. Department of Energy cover energy consumption, exploration and production, recent mergers


Business News

major newspapers with good business coverage

New York Times

Washington Post

Los Angeles Times

the business press

Wall Street Journal

Financial Times


Far Eastern Economic Review

business databases and news services

Standard & Poor's



Lexis Nexis

ABI Inform

marketing reports

for entire industries

investment analyses

for specific corporations



Corporate Information

corporate websites


SEC filings


US SEC EDGAR database

8K significant event

10K annual report

13G five percent shareholders

14A proxy

news releases

Company websites

PR Newswire


internal corporate documents (public or leaked)




Government Information

regulatory agencies

US Federal Trade Commission

US Securities & Exchange Commission

US Environmental Protection Agency
US Department of Energy

US Department of Energy's

Energy Information Administration

US DOE Country Analysis Briefs cover energy consumption, exploration and production, recent mergers, and more

US DOE Energy Supply Security Page

US DOE Natural Gas Page

Petroleum Page

World Oil Transit Chokepoints


useful documents are filed during lawsuits but problems include:

  • jurisdictional fragmentation
  • out of court settlements and gag orders
  • unwritten / unpublished court opinions
  • public records are sealed during investigations


Congressional Research Service

General Accounting Office

multilateral banks and export credit agencies

World Bank


commercial services

US Journal of Commerce PIERS



Military / Security Information


Michael Klare, Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict. (Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt, 2001).

Michael Klare, Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Diplomacy (Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt, 2004).

government sources

US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute

US CIA World Factbook

US DOE Energy Information Administration

US Nat Defense Univ, Institute for National Strategic Studies

US National Intelligence Council

US Naval War College Review

World Oil Transit Chokepoints

DefenseLink (US DOD)

industry sources

Armed Forces Journal International

Arms Control Association

Asia-Pacific Defence Review

Harvard International Review

International Security

Jane's Intelligence Review

Journal of International Affairs


activist sources

Arms Trade Resource Center

Center for Defense Information

Military Spending Working Group

National Commission for Economic Conversion and Disarmament

National Security Archive

U.S. Arms Sales (Mother Jones)



Activist Information

campaign reports and corporate profiles

Amazon Watch

Amnesty International

Earthworks (formerly Mineral Policy Center) protecting communities and environment from the impacts of mining and oil and gas.

End Oil Aid tracking subsidies to oil, gas, and coal

Global Witness

Oil Watch network that opposes the activities of oil companies in tropical countries. Publishes the Tegentai and Resistence Bulletins.

Resistance Bulletin from Oil Watch

Tegentai Bulletin from Oil Watch

sustainable energy

Climate Action Network

Climate Solutions

Ozone Action

Sustainable Energy and Economy Network

Sustainable Energy WWW Links

Union of Concerned Scientists Energy Page

links to activists

Project Undergound Community Pipeline



The End of Oil (Peak Oil)




Life After the Oil Crash



Post Carbon Institute



Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas_



Oil Depletion Analysis Centre_



The Community Solution



Hubbert Peak of Oil Production



Energybulletin.net primer on peak oil



The Wolf at the Door: A Beginnerís Guide to Peak Oil






Richard Heinberg



Oil, Smoke & Mirrors peak oil video

Ronan Doyle


Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil

Michael C. Ruppert


Oil Addiction, the World in Peril

Pierre Chomat


Addicted to Oil

Ian Rutledge


Powerdown : Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World

Richard Heinberg


The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of the Oil Age, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-first Century

James Howard Kunstler


Blood and Oil : The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum

Michael T. Klare


The End of Oil : On the Edge of a Perilous New World

Paul Roberts

Houghton Mifflin, 2004

The Coming Oil Crisis

C. J. Campbell

Petroconsultants SA, 2004

Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil

David Goodstein

W.W. Norton, 2004

The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies

Richard Heinberg

New Society Publishers, 2003

Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict

Michael T. Klare


Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy

Matthew R. Simmons


Beyond Oil : The View from Hubbert's Peak

Kenneth S. Deffeyes


Hubbert's Peak : The Impending World Oil Shortage

Kenneth S. Deffeyes

Princeton University Press, 2003

The Carbon War: Global Warming and the End of the Oil Era

Jeremy K. Leggett

Routledge, 2001

The Collapse of Complex Societies

Joseph Tainter

Cambridge University Press, 1990