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News and Analysis on the
Oil & Gas Industries

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Print Resources

Fuel Oil News. Morristown, NJ : Publex Corp. Monthly. 1935 to present.
Publisher Link External Link
LC Call Number: HD9561 .F84
LC Catalog Record: 91656065

News for those involved in the fuel oil industry.

Natural Gas Week. Washington, D.C.: The Oil Daily, Inc./Energy Intelligence Group. Weekly. 1985 to present.
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LC Call Number: Current Issues Only
LC Catalog Record: sf 90016771

Newsletter and special reports on oil and gas pricing and developments domestically and internationally, including industry trends, news, spot prices, and storage capacities. Headlines for the current issue may be viewed online from the publisher's web site, and back issues from January 1996 to the present may be searched online; however, access to the full text is by subscription only.

National Petroleum News (NPN). Cleveland, Ohio : National Petroleum Publishing Co. Weekly/Monthly
1909 - present.
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LC Call Number: HD9560.1 .N3
LC Catalog Record: 55003942

Covers the petroleum refining industry and the retail gasoline marketing industry.

Offshore. Conroe, Tex. : PennWell Pub. Co. Monthly
1954? - present.
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LC Call Number: TN871.3 .O3
LC Catalog Record: 67003959

BERA - Business & Economics Research Advisor - A Quarterly Guide to Business & Economics Topics

Issue 5/6: Winter 2005/Spring 2006
Updated July 2013

The Oil & Gas Industry

Table of Contents

Introduction
History
Cartels & Organizations
Production
Refining
Transportation & Storage
Marketing & Distribution
Natural Gas Industry Trends
Alternative Energy Sources
Company Research
Statistical Sources
News & Analysis
Electronic Resources & Catalog Searches

Drilling Rig Near Sable Island
Image (above): Photograph of
drilling rig near Sable Island.
Courtesy of the Maritimes Region of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada.
Articles/information with analysis, charts, illustrations, and market statistics on offshore oil and gas operations and deep offshore markets around the world. Topics covered include seismic services, exploration, drilling, production, processing, pipelining, operating problems and design solutions. Selections from the current issue are available online without charge, and back issues for the last ten years may be searched without charge. A subscription is required to view the full text.

Oil & Gas Journal. Conroe, Tex. : PennWell Pub. Co. Weekly/49 no. per year. 1910 - present.
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LC Call Number: TN860 .O4
LC Catalog Record: ca 12000708
Also available in microform:
LC Microform Number: 01993 (Microform RR)
LC Microform Catalog Record: sn 94094988

Articles/information with analysis, special reports, charts, illustrations, and market statistics and news on the oil and gas industry and technology. Table of contents from the current issue are available online without charge, and back issues for the last fifteen years may be searched without charge. A subscription is required to view the full text.

Oil and Gas Investor. Denver, CO: Investor Pub. Co. Monthly. 1981 - present.
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LC Call Number: HD9561 .O49
LC Catalog Record: 82643824

Analysis and market statistics on the petroleum and power industry. Tables of contents for the last five years are available online from the publisher. Access to the full text requires a subscription.

Oil Daily. Washington, D.C.: Oil Daily Co./Energy Intelligence Group. Daily. 1951 to present.
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LC Call Number: HD9561 .O53
LC Catalog Record: 59030956

Newsletter and special reports on oil and gas pricing and developments domestically and internationally. According to the publisher, the newsletter focuses on the North and Latin America oil and gas industries, but also includes global coverage of worldwide upstream and downstream developments, market trends, business deals, and regulatory and legislative changes affecting the petroleum industry. Headlines from the current issue are available online without charge. Issues of Oil Daily from December 1999 to date may be searched online from the publisher's web site; however, access to the full text is by subscription only.

OPEC Review. Vienna: Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. Quarterly. October 1976 - present.
LC Call Number: HD9560.1 .O55
LC Catalog Record: 81641392

Once published by Pergamon now published by Blackwell, the OPEC review is a selection of original analytical papers on energy economics and related issues.

Platt's Oilgram Price Report. New York: McGraw-Hill. Daily. Volume 57, number 1, January 2, 1979 to present.
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LC Call Number: HD9561 .P54
LC Catalog Record: 83640200

Begun in the mid 1950's and known variously as Platt's Oilgram News Service and Platt's Oilgram News, this daily report, according to the publisher, covers market changes, market fundamentals and factors driving crude and oil product prices prices, both domestically and internationally. Also includes netback tables, and other market critical data.

Public Utilities Fortnightly Arlington, Va. : Public Utilities Reports, c1994-
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LC Call Number: K16 .U23
LC Catalog Record: 95648043

Biweekly magazine; covers the electric and gas utility industries.

Petroleum Intelligence Weekly. New York: Petroleum Intelligence Weekly/Energy Intelligence Group. Weekly. 1982 to present.
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LC Call Number: HD9560.1 .P62
LC Catalog Record: 74645325

Aimed at top petroleum executives, this newsletter tries to offer a broad, international perspective and analysis at the macro level, of the most significant news developments on oil and gas pricing relating to the petroleum business. Headlines from the current issue are available online without charge. Issues of Petroleum Intelligence Weekly from 1990 to date may be searched online from the publisher's web site; however, access to the full text is by subscription only.

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Internet Resources

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
http://www.oecd.org External Link

Includes energy statistics, publications and documents, and information by country on OECD member countries. Much of the information is from the International Energy Agency (IEA). OECD's online subscription product, SouceOECD,External Link contains additional OECD produced material that is not available on the organization's open site.

Energy Intelligence publications. Energy Intelligence Group, Inc.
http://www.energyintel.com External Link

Newsletters available by subscription only from the web site include: Energy Compass, Energy Intelligence Briefing, Energy Network, International Oil Daily, International Petroleum Finance, Jet Fuel Intelligence, Natural Gas Week, Oil Daily, Oil Market Intelligence, Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, and World Gas Intelligence.

Energy Markets: Understanding Current Gasoline Prices and Potential Future Trends. Washington, D.C. : U.S. General Accounting Office. GAO-05-675T, May 9, 2005.
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05675t.pdf [PDF format: 232 KB/ 23 p.]

This report addresses factors that help to explain today's high gasoline prices in the nation as a whole and specifically in California. In addition, potential trends that may impact future prices of crude oil and gasoline are addressed.

Energy Reports. Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
http://ncseonline.org/programs/science-policy/crs-reports External Link

Reports prepared for Congress by the Congressional Research Service. The reports are made available by The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) which has no affiliation with the Congressional Research Service. Some reports are available in PDF format.

International Energy Agency
http://www.iea.org/ External Link

The IEA is an autonomous organization which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 28 member countries and beyond. The web presences includes publications like the Oil Market Report and statistics. Some information is free some is either for purchase or available by subscription.

Major Integrated Oil & Gas . Yahoo! Finance. Industry Center.
http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/120.html External Link

Includes links to Yahoo! articles on the topic, company information, and a market summary.

NPNWeb. Adams Business Media.
http://www.npnweb.com/ External Link

The site provides access to the online news service, National Petroleum News, which is free to those in the retail petroleum and convenience store industry, although registration is required; in addition, the site serves as a portal to oil and gas information.

Oil News. WN Network.
http://www.oilnews.com/ External Link

News on various aspects on the oil and gas industry. Also includes statistics and pricing information.

OPEC: The oil cartel BBC.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/689609.stm External Link

Includes a brief introduction to OPEC as well as links to BBC stories on oil and gas and background information on oil markets and alternatives to oil.

PennWell Petroleum Group.
http://www.pennwell.com/index/oil-gas2.html External Link

In addition to providing access to several publications including Oil & Gas Journal, Off-Shore, Oil & Gas Finance Journal, (available by subscription only), the site also serves as a portal to other related information on the oil and gas industries.

Platts. Platts/The McGraw-Hill Companies.
http://www.platts.com/ External Link

Platt's has been producing energy related information including Oil and Natural Gas going back to when Warren C. Platt published National Petroleum News in 1909 and it's first daily newsletter in 1923 Platts Oilgram. Now it includes: Real-Time News and Market Alerts; Price Assessments & Indices on more than 8,500 prices per day; Newsletters and Reports include Crude Oil Marketwire, European Gas Daily, Gas Daily, Gas Market Report; LNG Wire, International Gas Report, North American Crude Wire, Oilgram News, Refiner, etc.; and in their Maps and Geospatial updating and building upon its proprietary global energy infrastructure map layers for wall maps covering multiple regions, infrastructures and commodity types. Their Methodology & Reference area has information on their methodologies and explanations of how we assess the market value of commodities as well as having a very good glossary, conversion tables, etc. Many of these publications, including Platt's Commodity News, Platt's Energy Business and Technology, Platt's Oilgram News, Platt's Oilgram Price Report, and Platt's Petrochemical Report, are available to patrons onsite at the Library of Congress through Factiva, a subscription database.

Reports and Testimony by Topic. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/topic.php

GAO, as the investigative arm of Congress, evaluates federal programs, audits federal expenditures, and issues reports on its findings. From the GAO web site, users may search by topic or agency for reports from 1995 to the present.

Upstream. Norges Handels og Sjofartstidende (NHST). Norway. Weekly. November 1996 to present.

A subscription based resource containing articles covering the financial, technology, market data dealing with the financial, technological, and marketing aspects of worldwide exploration and production activities. Includes a mix of news, politics, topical features, opinion, personal profiles and market information. Articles from this title are available to patrons onsite at the Library of Congress from April 30, 1999, forward through the online subscription service, Factiva.

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Associations

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
http://www.afpm.org External Link

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers is the new name of the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association and represents U.S. refiners and petrochemical manufacturers. The site includes information on a number of publications from the association which are available by subscription only, including an Annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and various petrochemical statistical series. The association also makes available without charge the text of a few of its publications including the U.S. Refining Capacity Report, from 1999 to the present, based on data supplied by the U.S. Department of Energy on the crude oil capacity of petroleum refiners in the U.S., along with data on the capacities of the principal processing units within refineries.

American Gas Association (AGA).
http://www.aga.org External Link

This association represents local energy utility companies that deliver natural gas. Its Stats & Studies section contains: Studies (most are for members only), Non-AGA Studies/Forecasts/Stats, State Profiles, Company Rankings, and other information. The site also provides the table of contents for the association's journal, American Gas, from September 2000 forward, and full text of selected columns from the journal from August 1997 forward.

American Petroleum Institute (API).
http://www.api.org External Link

API is the primary industry association for the oil and natural gas industry and represents companies involved in all aspects of the industry. The site has a well-organized collection of links as well as an Industry Statistics section that includes many useful publications including: monthly and weekly statistical releases, information imports by country, and reports on environmental and supply/demand.

Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA).
http://www.ipaa.org External Link

IAPP represents independent oil and natural gas producers. The Reports & Statistics section of the site contains industry statistics on prices, exploration, as well as information crude oil and natural gas, while the Economic Reports section includes information on the overall industry, specific segments, as well as a state of the industry report.

National Petroleum Council
http://www.npc.org/External Link

The National Petroleum Council (NPC), a federally chartered and privately funded advisory committee, was established by the Secretary of the Interior in 1946. Its purpose is to advise, inform and make recommendations to the Secretary of Energy with respect to any matter relating to oil and natural gas, or to the oil and gas industries submitted to it or approved by the Secretary. It does not concern itself with trade practices and does not engage in any of the usual trade association activities.

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Research Firms

IHS (formerly DRI-WEFA, Global Insight, John S. Herold, Inc., CERA, and ODS-Petrodata Group)
http://www.ihs.com/products/global-insight/index.aspx?pu=1&rd=globalinsight_com External Link

IHS is a research firm that has an Energy Information, Software & Solutions and US Energy and Oil & Gas Industry Solutions area. Includes information on Exploration/Production, Midstream/Downstream, etc. Produces a variety of data and data products, including the PI/Dwight's Energy Database which it acquired at the end of 1997, North American Pipeline Guide, US Rig Activity, US Well/Production Data, Offset Drilling Data, Offshore Lease Database, etc. Also includes other information from firms it has acquired. From CERA there is IHS CERA Global Oil - World Oil Watch and IHS CERA Global Oil - World Refined Products Outlook. For example, data that was historically collected by the firm John S. Herold like M&A analysis, insights and intelligence on all global energy markets, including upstream, midstream, downstream, oil field equipment and services, power, coal and alternative energy. There is also data from ODS-Petrodata Group External Link data group data is covers rig counts and other rig oriented data including a weekly rig count and a Day Rate Indices.

Platts
http://www.platts.com/ External Link

Platt's has been producing energy related information including Oil and Natural Gas going back to when Warren C. Platt published National Petroleum News in 1909 and its first daily newsletter in 1923 Platts Oilgram. Now it includes: Real-Time News and Market Alerts; Price Assessments & Indices on more than 8,500 prices per day; Newsletters and Reports include Crude Oil Marketwire, European Gas Daily, Gas Daily, Gas Market Report; LNG Wire, International Gas Report, North American Crude Wire, Oilgram News, Refiner, etc.; and in their Maps and Geospatial updating and building upon its proprietary global energy infrastructure map layers for wall maps covering multiple regions, infrastructures and commodity types. Their Methodology & Reference area has information on their methodologies and explanations of how we assess the market value of commodities as well as having a very good glossary, conversion tables, etc.

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