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25° in Africa - Reports on energy throughout the African continent.
Aenergy - Energy and climate news from Norwegian daily Stavanger
Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) - Coalition of prominent business, government, environmental, and consumer
leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide to benefit the environment, the economy, and national security.
Alyeska Pipeline - The 800-mile-long Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) is one of the
largest pipeline systems in the world. It stretches from Prudhoe Bay on Alaska's North Slope, through rugged and beautiful terrain, to
Valdez, the northernmost ice-free port in North America. Since pipeline startup in 1977, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, the
operator of TAPS, has successfully transported over 14 billion barrels of oil.
American Electric Power (AEP) - Owns more than 36,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United
States and is the nation's largest electricity generator. AEP is also one of the largest electric utilities in the United States,
with more than 5 million customers linked to AEP's 11-state electricity transmission and distribution grid.
American Petroleum Institute (API) - Major national trade association representing the petroleum
industry: exploration and production, transportation, refining, and marketing.
American Public Power Association (APPA) - The service organization for the nation's more than
2,000 community-owned electric utilities that serve more than 40 million Americans. Its purpose is to advance the public policy interests
of its members and their consumers, and provide member services to ensure adequate, reliable electricity at a reasonable price with the
proper protection of the environment.
Appalachian Rising - A U.S. national response to the poisoning of America's water supply, the
destruction of Appalachia's mountains, head water source streams, and communities through mountaintop removal coal mining. It follows
a long history of social action for a just and sustainable Appalachia. Appalachia Rising strives to unite coalfield residents,
grass roots groups, individuals, and national organizations to call for the abolition of mountaintop removal coal mining and demand that
America's water be protected from all forms of surface mining.
Arabian Oil and Gas - Energy portal delivering latest news, data, analysis and opinion for the Middle East's energy professionals.
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) - A group of over 8,000 professionals in 67 local and
regional chapters committed to helping their firms or clients increase energy efficiency, utilize innovative energy service options,
enhance environmental management programs, upgrade facility operations, and improve equipment performance.
Athabasca Oil Sands - Wikipedia article:
"The Athabasca Oil Sands are a large deposit of oil-rich bitumen located in northern Alberta, Canada.
These oil sands consist of a mixture of crude bitumen (a semi-solid form of crude oil), silica sand, clay minerals, and water. The Athabasca deposit is the largest of three oil sands deposits in Alberta, along with the Peace River and Cold Lake
deposits. Together, these oil sand deposits cover about 141 000 km² of sparsely populated boreal forest and muskeg (peat bogs).Also
Pipeline - A 1,768 kilometres (1,099 mi) long crude oil pipeline from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli oil field in the Caspian Sea to the
Mediterranean Sea. It connects Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan; Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia; and Ceyhan, a port on the south-eastern
Mediterranean coast of Turkey, hence its name. It is the second longest oil pipeline in the former Soviet Union after the Druzhba pipeline.
Barrows - An international reference library for oil, gas, and mineral laws. Complete texts of
laws and contracts (Basic Oil Laws & Concession Contracts, World LNG Contracts, Mining Legislation, World Gas Law). Summaries
and analysis of laws and contracts with analysis regarding their favorability to the international investor.
Boots and Coots - Global emergency response company responding to the needs of the oil and gas and
petrochemical industries, including, but not limited to, oil and gas well blowouts and well fires.
California ISO - Provides open and non-discriminatory access to the bulk of the
state's wholesale transmission grid, supported by a competitive energy market and comprehensive infrastructure planning efforts.
California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) - Dedicated to educating the public and public
service sectors on the current developments and future uses of hydrogen and opening business partnership opportunities toward developing a
nonpolluting global energy economy.
California Independent System Operator (Cal-ISO) - Not-for-profit corporation that on March 31, 1998
assumed computerized command of the long-distance, high-voltage power lines that deliver electricity throughout California and between
neighboring states and Mexico. The power grid, a transmission system made up of high-voltage power lines supported by 100 to 150 foot
towers, delivers 164 billion kilowatt hours of electricity each year, or enough power to serve the annual energy needs of 27 million
current customers of investor-owned utilities.
Cheney Energy Task Force - A review and analysis provided by the Natural Resources Defense Council of the proceedings leading to the Bush administration's
formulation of its May 2001 energy policy. In the spring of 2002, under order from a federal judge, the U.S. Department of Energy released to NRDC roughly 13,500 pages relating to previously secret proceedings of the Bush administration's energy task force.
(President Bush formed the task force in early 2001 to develop a national energy policy, with Vice President Cheney at the helm.) Even
though the government heavily censored the documents before supplying them to NRDC, they reveal that Bush administration officials
sought extensive advice from utility companies and the oil, gas, coal and nuclear energy industries, and incorporated their
recommendations, often word for word, into the energy plan.
Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment - Written by Alexey V. Yablokov (Center for Russian Environmental Policy, Moscow, Russia), Vassily B. Nesterenko, and Alexey V. Nesterenko (Institute of Radiation Safety, Minsk, Belarus). Consulting Editor Janette D. Sherman-Nevinger (Environmental Institute, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan).
Dirty Fuel Disasters in America - Informational site maintained by the Sierra Club: "Every year, the nation's coal plants produce 140 million tons of coal ash pollution, the toxic by-product that is left over after the coal is burned. All that ash has to go somewhere, and it contains high levels of toxic heavy metals such as arsenic, lead and selenium."
Energy Bulletin - A clearinghouse for information regarding the peak in global energy supply,
publishing news, research and analysis.
Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG) - Facilitates the active exchange of lessons learned, best
management practices, industry benchmarks and standards, appraisal findings/resolutions, advances in technical and managerial areas, and
new ideas/practices information utilized by M&O contractors, M&I contractors and labs.
Energy Watch Group - Maintains view that the climax of the
oil production was exceeded in the year 2006, that peak oil has already been reached and that the rather leisurely upward trend till that
time will be replaced by a dramatically steep downward trend. Energy-political decisions are still made on the basis of information that is
outdated and motivated by special interests. In many countries further nuclear reactors and coal power stations are to be built although
the fuels are knowingly becoming scarce. The Energy Watch Group works to acquire scientific information, independent of economic
interests, for a sustainable energy policy.
Enron Email Corpus - Contains data from roughly 150 senior management executives of Enron,
which was originally made public during the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's investigation of Enron. The corpus
contains roughly 500,000 messages, organised into folders. Thanks to the work of people at MIT, SRI and CMU, the
dataset has been cleaned (mostly stripping attachments and removing some emails for reasons of employee privacy), and made available online.
EPRI - Provides science and technology solutions for global energy customers.
ESAI - A leading independent research firm that analyzes and forecasts the physical and financial
markets for petroleum, natural gas and power.
Exxpose Exxon - A collaborative effort of several of the nation's largest environmental and
public interest advocacy organizations in the country aimed at informing and educating Americans about ExxonMobil's efforts to
prevent action on global warming, drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and encourage America's dependence on oil.
FirstEnergy Capital Corp. - A leading investment dealer in the Canadian
energy sector: oil and gas, energy transportation, electricity generation and alternative fuels, energy technologies and energy income
Flex Alert - A Flex Alert is an urgent call to Californians to immediately conserve
electricity and to shift demand to off-peak hours (after 6 p.m.). Energy conservation tips, save energy on high demand days in California.
Flour - One of the world's largest, publicly owned engineering, procurement, construction, and
maintenance services organizations. Fluor serves customers in a wide variety of traditional and evolving industries worldwide, including
chemicals and petrochemicals; commercial and institutional; government projects; life sciences; manufacturing; microelectronics; mining;
oil and gas; power; telecommunications; and transportation infrastructure.
Foumylinks - Petroleum Internet directory maintained by geophysicist Alan
Foum. Links for all major operators, contractors, government bodies, associations, and other sites of interest to geologists,
geophysicists, petroleum engineers and anyone else working in the Oil and Gas business.
Fuel Economy Site - Joint U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) site provides fuel
economy infomation, data, and resources.
FuelFix - News and analysis on the energy business. From the Houston Chronicle.
FuelQuest - B2B providing hosted private marketplace offerings for distributors of
lubricants, fuels and specialty chemicals. Provides an e-marketplace platform and service offering to thousands of petroleum marketers who
distribute the majority of petroleum products in the U.S.
GreenWorld - Covering nuclear power in all its manifestations and issues: nuclear reactors, old and new; radioactive waste; uranium and the front end of the nuclear fuel chain, the effects of radiation, and more. Seeks an end to nuclear power. Published by Nuclear Information and Resource Service.
Gridwatch - Online directory of the electric power industry, covering industry participants in all
areas of the power business, including power transmission and distribution, power markets, and power generation.
Gridwise.org - A public - private forum that brings together a diverse set of industry stakeholders
and resources to deploy, demonstrate and quantify new technologies, approaches, and business models that cut across traditional industry
segments and market boundaries. Through collaborative leadership and cooperation, a safer, more reliable, more affordable power delivery
system will emerge, and the U.S. economy will have room to grow and thrive.
HydroWorld - Latest news on hydro projects, hydropower technology and dam construction projects.
Independent Energy Producers (IEPA) - California's oldest and leading trade
association representing the interests of developers and operators of independent energy facilities and independent power marketers.
Independent energy producers include producers of renewable products derived from biomass, geothermal, small hydro, solar, and wind;
producers of highly efficient cogeneration; and owners/operators of gas-fired merchant facilities.
IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) - Operates leading regulated exchanges, trading platforms and clearing
houses serving global markets for agricultural, credit, currency, emissions, energy and equity index markets. ICE operates three
futures exchanges including London-based ICE Futures Europe, which hosts
trading in half of the world's crude and refined oil futures contracts traded each day. ICE Futures U.S. and ICE
Futures Canada list agricultural, currency and Russell Index futures and options markets. ICE also provides trade
execution, processing and clearing services for the over-the-counter (OTC) energy and credit derivatives markets.
International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) - Comprised of most of the world's leading
publicly-traded, private and state-owned oil & gas companies, oil & gas associations and major upstream service companies. OGP
members produce more than half the world's oil and about one third of its gas.
International Energy Annual (IEA): Long-term Historical International Energy Statistics - The Energy Information Administration's primary report of international energy statistics. For many series, data begin with the year
1980 and extend through 2006. Included are data on energy consumption and production; overviews of petroleum, natural gas, coal, and
electricity, as well as carbon dioxide emissions from the use of fossil fuels, petroleum prices, energy reserves, and population; and data
unit conversion tables.
ITER - In southern France, 35 nations are collaborating to build the world's largest tokamak, a magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our Sun and stars.
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) - Extensive information on LNG safety, projects, policy and resources worldwide from CA.gov site. LNG is natural gas in a liquid form. When natural gas is cooled to minus 259 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 161 degrees
Celsius), it becomes a clear, colorless, odorless liquid. LNG is neither corrosive nor toxic.
Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) - MSRC offers a full range of
oil spill response capabilities intended to help meet the planning criteria of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA-90) through a
combination of MSRC's own dedicated response capability and contracted resources, including "shoreline protection and cleanup,"
"shallow water capability," "Average Most Probable Discharge" (as arranged, if requested), "Maximum Most Probable Discharge," and "Worst
Mike De Souza - Investigative reporter focusing on energy and environment.
Mine Safety and Health News - Health and safety newsletter, books and CDs for business
and government customers in the field of federal mine safety and health law and regulation.
Minerals Information - Statistics and information on the worldwide supply, demand, and
flow of minerals and materials essential to the U.S. economy, the national security, and protection of the environment.
MiningWatch Canada - A pan-Canadian initiative supported by environmental, social justice, Aboriginal and labour organisations from across the country, responding to threats to public health, water and air quality, fish and wildlife habitat and community interests posed by irresponsible mineral policies and practices in Canada and around the world.
MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) - Supports research that addresses key industrial concerns including
the development through basic research of enabling energy technologies that have the potential to address multiple energy challenges; the
delivery of energy products and services at scale; and the provision of energy products and services in highly complex policy, legal and
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) - Representating over 70,000 electrical
contracting firms, NECA is the voice of the electrical contracting industry, working to promote higher standards, quality
workmanship and training for a skilled workforce. The NECA Connection provides access
to 4,000 qualified electrical contractors covering every county in all 50 states. Provides education and training resources to promote bulk
electric system reliability. Assesses, analyzes and reports on bulk electric system adequacy and performance.
National Energy Marketers Association (NEMA) - A national, non-profit trade association
representing wholesale and retail marketers of energy, telecom and financial-related products, services, information and related
technologies throughout the United States, Canada and the U.K. NEM's Membership includes wholesale and retail suppliers of
electricity and natural gas, independent power producers, suppliers of distributed generation, energy brokers, power traders, and
electronic trading exchanges, advanced metering and load management firms, billing and information technology providers, credit, risk
management and financial services firms, software developers, clean coal technology firms as well as energy-related telecom, broadband and
National Mining Association (NMA) - National trade organization that represents the interests of mining
before Congress, the Administration, federal agencies, the judiciary and the media.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) - National service organization for more than
900 not-for-profit rural electric cooperatives and public power districts providing retail electric service to more than 42 million
consumers in 47 states and whose retail sales account for approximately 12 percent of total electricity sales in the United States.
Natural Gas Daily - From Interfax Information Group. Provides global coverage of every phase of the gas chain.
Nuclear Technologies - A leading supplier of professional engineering and scientific consultancy
services to the nuclear industry.
NukeFree - Committed to preventing the construction of new nuclear reactors and helping to pave the way for an energy economy based on renewables, efficiency and conservation.
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) - A consortium of 86 doctoral-granting
colleges and universities. ORAU serves the government, academia, and the private sector in important areas of science and
technology. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of
Energy. As a consortium, ORAU carries out active programs with and for its members.
ODS Petrodata - Market Intelligence for the upstream oil and gas industry.
Oil and Gas Investor - Oil and gas news, exclusive features, interviews, videos,
financings, investments, E&P, drilling activity, people moves, events, and industry conferences.
Oil and Gas Journal - Petroleum news for the energy industry. International oil and gas news;
analysis of issues and events; practical technology for design, operation and maintenance; and important statistics on international
markets and activity.
Oil Change International - A research, communication, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the coming transition towards clean energy.
Oil Daily - Daily oil and gas news briefing. Focusing on the North and
Latin America oil and gas industries, Oil Daily also gives its readers global coverage of worldwide upstream and downstream
developments, market trends, business deals, and regulatory and legislative changes that are altering the landscape of the petroleum
Personal Emissions Calculator - EPA has developed tools to help individuals (and households) reduce greenhouse gas emissions and take
action. Use this online calculator to obtain an estimate of your personal greenhouse gas emissions or your family's greenhouse gas
emissions. Then move on to the next section of the calculator to explore actions you and/or your family can take to lower your emissions
while reducing your energy and waste disposal costs.
Peters & Co. Limited - Investment firm specializing in investments in the Canadian oil and
natural gas and oilfield services industries.
Platts - The specialist energy market reporting company of the McGraw Hill Companies. News and
market information services re petroleum, oil, petrochemicals, non-ferrous metals, shipping, power and natural gas.
Polysearch - Find citations, abstracts and/or full text documents
related to energy science and technology.
Power Online - A comprehensive source of technical, operational, product, management, and
regulatory information and analysis for the global power generation industry.
PowerSwitch - Dedicated to raising awareness of the impending and permanent decline of cheap
Public Utilities Reports (PUR) - Provides information, analysis, and seminars for the electric utility,
natural gas, telecommunications, and water industries. Get timely coverage of local, state, and national energy and power markets,
deregulation and restructuring trends, energy prices, electric and gas utility rates, mergers and acquisitions, government regulation, and
Petroleum Supply Monthly (DOE/EIA) -
Supply and disposition of crude oil and petroleum products on a national and regional level. The data series describe production, imports
and exports, movements and inventories.
Public Works - Daily source of comprehensive information on public works.
REAP Report, The - Energy news and policy with a clean and renewable perspective.
Red Adair - Well control and oil firefighting services.
Refinery Report - Shines a spotlight on North America's refineries. These refineries are among the biggest polluters in the region. The first phase of this project tracks the flow of tar sands derived refinery feedstock (bitumen blends and synthetic crude oil) into U.S. and Canadian refineries.
Safety Boss - Canadian well control and firefighting services company.
Search and Discovery - An online journal for upstream energy (oil, gas, and energy
minerals), linking new ideas, data, and technology related to the exploration and development of the various energy sources.
SkyTruth - Uses scientifically credible satellite images and other visual technologies to create
compelling pictures that vividly illustrate environmental impacts and provide these pictures and supporting data to environmental
advocates, the media, and the public. SkyTruth promotes environmental awareness and protection with remote sensing and digital mapping technology. It provides stunning images backed by
scientifically robust information about our changing environment to stimulate changes in habitat protection, biodiversity conservation, and
sustainable resource management. Also see SkyTruth Drilling Alerts, a
repository of natural gas and oil drilling publications from SkyTruth. This includes maps, images, graphics and other information
related to the drilling industry.
Utility Secrets - A collection of documents, analysis, audio, and video that shines a light on what utility companies are doing and saying outside of the public's eye. Much of the electric utility industry has spent heavily to influence elections, lobbied to weaken clean air and water safeguards, invested in coal and gas-fired power plants instead of cleaner options, waged a war against distributed solar energy, and even funded climate change denial.
World Nuclear Industry Status Report - Provides a comprehensive overview of nuclear power plant data, including information on operation, production and construction. The WNISR assesses the status of new-build programs in existing as well as in potential newcomer nuclear countries and looks in detail at how the changing market conditions are affecting the economics of nuclear power.
WorldOil - Internet-based business serving the oilfield services industry. Site includes World Oil magazine.
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