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US Energy Information Administration
Country analysis briefs for the Middle East and North Africa:

Saudi Arabia 

Middle East oil news
Automated news feeds from many sources

BP Amoco Statistical Review of World Energy
A useful source of key facts about oil (available in spreadsheet form)

World Oil and Gas Review 
Detailed figures from the Italian company, Eni

Calculation of oil reserves [Medea]

Proven natural gas reserves [Medea]

Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
The official website (NB: not all Arab countries are members)

Oil and the non-OPEC countries
US Energy Information Administration fact-sheet

Facts about OPEC  [Medea]

Facts about OAPEC - Organisation of Arab Oil Exporting Countries  [Medea]

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fact sheet
[US Energy Information Administration]

Oil: potential hot spots
[US Energy Information Administration]

World energy sanctions
Details of sanctions against various oil-producing countries [US Energy Information Administration]

OPEC revenues fact sheet
[US Energy Information Administration]

OPEC fact sheet
[US Energy Information Administration]

US Department of Energy 
Fossil energy website

EU trade of oil derivates [Medea]

EU trade statistics for crude oil [Medea]

Assortment of oil-related links
Korea Institute of the Mideast Economies (KIME)

Price of oil

World oil prices since 1970

Energy chronology for this year

Energy chronology 2004

Energy chronology 2003

Energy chronology 2002

Energy chronology 2001

Energy chronology 2000

Energy chronology 1999

Energy chronology 1998  

Source: US Energy Information Administration

Oil websites

Centre for Global Energy Studies 

International Energy Agency

Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

PFC Energy 


In the oil and gas section


In the economy section



The Prize

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
by Daniel Yergin, Joseph Stanislaw (contributor). Paperback, 1993

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

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

Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy  
by Matthew R. Simmons

Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World  
by Richard Heinberg

Out of Gas: The End of the Age Of Oil  
by David Goodstein




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Last revised on 04 August, 2015