These AAPG site links have been collected to assist students, teachers and the media quickly find data and other resources related to the petroleum industry.
Simple answers to common questions about the energy industry.
- Is the world about to run out of crude oil? Are we close to the point where demand for oil will exceed the world's production capacity?
- Why do gasoline prices go up so much faster than they come down?
- Why do oil companies raise the price of gasoline right before a holiday? AND
How much gasoline comes from a barrel of crude oil?
- How long does it take discovered oil to become gasoline at the pump?
- Why did all the oil end up in the Middle East?
- Is the public's opinion of the petroleum industry really low, or is that media propaganda?
- Who really controls the price of oil, OPEC or the big oil companies?
- Can increased domestic exploration sharply reduce the amount of crude oil the U.S. now imports?
- Is it possible to drill for propane, butane or methane?
A wealth of production and consumption information for oil, natural gas, coal and other energy sources.
Access slide collections focusing on industry data, geologic examples, environmental issues and spectacular views of Earth
Review official opinions AAPG's Division of Professional Affairs has shared with the United States government
Energy and Environment: A Partnership that Works
Text from presentations at the AAPG President's Conference on National Energy Issues, Washington, D.C., September 23, 2002.
Pages currently being developed by the AAPG Youth Education Activites committee for K-12 students and their teachers
Links that have been collected over several years that feature interesting facts, examples and photos
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists is a professional scientific organization founded in 1917 and has 36,000 members in 126 countries. AAPG's international headquarters are in Tulsa, OK USA.
AAPG publishes scientific and news information for the industry and public and makes available scientific information to the U.S. Administration, Congress and the public, including testimony before U.S. House and Senate committees.
About AAPG (PDF)
For geoscientists to comment on public affairs, environmental issues,
and AAPG's involvement in the petroleum industry
contact the AAPG Communication Department:
Toll Free (U.S. & Canada): 1-800-364-2274
Direct Dial: 1-918-560-2648