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View Resource ETC Spills Technology Databases: Oil Properties Database

The Environmental Technology Center of Environment Canada provides a database which contains various properties of crude oils and petroleum products. In addition to the listing of oils, the database reports properties "which will likely determine the environmental behavior and effects of spilled oil." The user may select an oil from a pull-down menu that lists 412 oils. The data are organized into...

http://www.etc-cte.ec.gc.ca/databases/oilproperties/
View Resource Ranking of the World's Oil and Gas Provinces by Known Petroleum Volumes

A recent USGS open file report entitled Ranking of the World's Oil and Gas Provinces by Known Petroleum Volumes groups the worlds 937 geologic provinces into eight regions by known petroleum volumes of field. This site succintly describes the ranking methods used and results of the study. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Middle East and North Africa was found to contain nearly twice as many billions...

https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1997/ofr-97-463/97463.html
View Resource Oil and Dependence: An NPR Special Report

Presented by National Public Radio's All Things Considered, the special report Oil and Dependence examines America's continued reliance on foreign oil. The articles discuss the global oil market, the domestic supply, and whether the US can move towards increasing energy conservation and less foreign oil dependence. Included are audio files of Christopher Joyce's reports, illustrations,...

https://www.npr.org/news/specials/oilseries/index.html
View Resource Fossil Fuels

The Department of Energy Web site Fossil Fuels is billed as an energy education site mainly for older kids, but can be enjoyed by adult kids as well. The site gives an introduction to energy, and then a more detailed look at the acquisition and uses of coal, oil, and gas. The good descriptions, illustrations, and animations, along with the frequent questions page and glossary of related terms,...

https://www.energy.gov/fe/office-fossil-energy
View Resource Oil

The first site, offered by the Institute of Petroleum, is called Fossils into Fuel (1). It describes how oil and gas are formed and processed, as well as offering short quizzes on each section. The second site (2) is maintained by the Department of Energy. Visitors can learn about the history of oil use, how it’s found and extracted, and more. The next site, called Picture an Oil Well (3), is a...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2002/0531
View Resource ANWR Technology

Drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska has been a topic of debate for many years. Although initial exploratory drilling has not yet been authorized by the government, this site presents some technologies that could eventually be used to find and extract oil without damaging the land. Nine articles describe different drilling methods, spill prevention tactics,...

http://anwr.org/category/technology/