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To learn more about oil, visit the following:
The World of Petroleum, American Association of Petroleum Geologists
This website provides a better understanding of the history of oil and gas exploration and the role oil and gas plays in today's world. It contains information under four main headings: petroleum thru time, world of petroleum, geology & petroleum, and petroleum technology.
Energy Resources Program Oil and Gas, USGS
This website contains information about the assessment of oil resources in the United States and the rest of the world. It contains detailed regional information about oil and gas basins in the United States.
Petroleum and Other Liquids, U.S. Energy Information Administration
This website contains information about the supply of oil in North American and international economies. It also contains information about the demand for oil products in the United States and worldwide. Alternative forms of fuel energy, e.g. fuel ethanol, are also provided.
Petroleum History Sites, Petroleum History Institute
This website aims to promote public awareness of the history and heritage of the international oil and gas industry through oil-industry history. It focuses on early sites in the history of petroleum in the United States. It contains a useful listing of historic sites and museums with exhibits of petroleum history for each state.
Glossary of Oilfield Terms, Schlumberger
This corporate website contains a detailed glossary of oil field terms.