Oil & Gas

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Connexions Library

Bakken Business: The price of North Dakota's fracking boom
Manning, Richard
Article
2013
Manning the widespread fracking in the Bakken formation (North Dakota), and the environmental and social repercussions it causes.
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil
Maass, Peter
Book
2009
Investigation of oil as major driver in the power dynamics of the world, and of the 'oil curse', which seems to make the countries that export it poorer, not richer.
The Decline And Fall Of The American Empire
McCoy, Alfred
Article
2010
The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines. If Washington is dreaming of 2040 or 2050 as the end of the American Century, a more realisti...
The end of oil Mired in crude: New Internationalist June 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
A look into the facts of the Oil business and its effects on the places it is being harvested.
EnvironmentSources.com
Website
Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and importa...
Fighting fracking in Poland: the farmers resistance movement: An improverished farming community in Zurawlow is using creative tactics to stop Chevron's shale gas plans
Rozmyslowicz, Marta
Article
2014
When Chevron arrived in Zurawlów, a small village in Poland's rural Grabowiec county, it was like a UFO landing in the open wheat fields. In June last year a high-tech surveillance caravan appeared in...
Gasland
Fox, Josh
Film
2010
Today, communities in the United States are being more and more affected by natural gas drilling and, specifically, hydraulic fracturing.
Gulf War The Gulf in flames The real cost of Desert Storm: New Internationalist October 1992
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1992
Examining the real reasons behind the Gulf War. Was it motivated by Western oil interests? Articles on arab women, oil and arms and the aftermath of Desert Storm in the arab world.
It's the Oil, stupid!
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2008
Noam Chomsky questions why the USA is in Iraq. He determines that the suspicion of oil-induced motivation is indeed an understatement.
Last Stand of the Lubicon Cree
Goddard, John
Book
1991
Looking for Trouble
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
Why are we still prospecting for oil when we can't afford to use existing reserves?
The Money Gusher
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
The oil industry's decommissioning costs will dwarf those of nuclear power. The money being made now should be put aside to meet them.
New Evidence Shows Main Chevron Witness Lied In $9.5 Billion Ecuador Lawsuit
Smallteacher, Richard
Article
2015
A key witness has admitted under oath that he lied on behalf of Chevron, the California oil multinational, when the company sued to overturn a $9.5 billion verdict for pollution of the Ecuadorian Amaz...
Oil & Gas Bibliography
Article
1981
The Extension Service of Memorial University of Newfoundland, has long been involved in community development throughout the province.
Oil & Gas: Are We Ready?
Book
1981
This booklet contains a summary of the proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Extension Service of Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, October 23-26, 1979.
Oil Pipelines Pipeline cowboys: New Internationalist October 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
A look at the world's dependence on oil and how Costa Rica has taken strides to break their dependence on the industry. Discussion on the oil industry's effects on different parts of the world.
Peace Out
Wilkinson, Charles
Film/Video
2011
Charles Wilkinson explores the costs of damming, fracking, and extracting, and how they implicate every gas tank and light switch in this country.
Press for Conversion #46: December 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
Published not long after 9/11 and the illegal U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, this issue takes a radical look at the underlying purpose of this war and the military occupation that followed.
Press for Conversion #49: October 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
Obviously the invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with either finding "weapons of mass destruction" or fighting terrorism. These were just the phoney pretexts that U.S. and British warplanners used to ...
Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power
Coll, Steve
Book
2012
The first hard-hitting examination of ExxonMobil, Private Empire is the masterful result of Coll’s indefatigable reporting. A penetrating, newsbreaking study, Private Empire is a defining portrait of ...
Saddam's Iraq: Revolution or Reaction?
CARDRI - Committee Against Repression and for Democratice Rights in Iraq
Book
1990
The Squeeze: Oil Money and Greed in the 21st Century
Bower, Tom
Book
2009
A review the big business of the oil industry across the globe, and the lengths (depths) to which they will go to maximise profits.
The State of the World Atlas
Kidron, Michael
Book
1981
Stupid to the Last Drop: How Alberta is Bringing Environmental Armageddon to Canada (and Doesn't Seem to Care)
Marsden, William
Book
2007
As the world teeters on the edge of catastrophic climate change, Alberta plunges ahead with uncontrolled development of its fossil fuels, levelling its northern Boreal forest to get at the oil sands, ...
Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Book
2010
To extract the energy from the Alberta tar sands, the world's ugliest, most expensive hydrocrabon, we are polluting our air, poisoning our water, destroying vast areas of boreal forest, and underminin...

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Asian Development Bank
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
Economic Cooperation Organization
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the member stat...
International Maritime Organization
Shipping is perhaps the most international of the world's industries, serving more than 90 percent of global trade by carrying huge quantities of cargo cost effectively, cleanly and safely. The ownership and management chain surr...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...