OpenOil was founded in the belief that creative, practical and socially progressive policy making in the oil and gas industries is both vital to our collective future, and possible within current constraints. Yes, our continued addiction to hydrocarbons is a bad idea. And yes we need to get much more serious about renewables. But even more »

OpenOil in the press

April 2013 OpenOil archive to promote oil and gas industry transparency – Egypt Independent Lifting the lid on extraction – Executive Magazine, Lebanon March 2013 Transparency is not enough – The Executive Magazine, Lebanon Yeni Sayt – Open Oil (az) - Voice of America, Azerbaijan New Online Resource – Azerbaijan Oil Wiki - Turan Information Agency February more »

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Call for contributions: next generation oil governance

on October 8, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

OpenOil is launching a project to map the corporate supply chain in the oil sector, combining Big Data techniques and collaboration with domain experts on the ground. We are piloting this approach in Nigeria and invite you to join us. An article from the Petroleum Economist last week was a reminder of just how much supply chain has mattered for more »

OpenOil is looking for partners to analyse oil contracts around the world

on October 7, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

Are you looking for a way into promoting transparency and public understanding of your country’s oil and gas contracts? At OpenOil we are looking for partners to work with across the world to take the conversation around contracts to the next level by beginning to examine oil contracts country by country, working with model contracts. more »

The price of oil: bad news for the Middle East (Jazeera)

on October 6, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

The oil markets are feverish again because of events in Syria, Egypt and Libya. There is talk of $150 per barrel and dire predictions about what that all means for the future. But let’s take all that with a pinch of salt. First, because markets are uncaring beasts and if past experience is anything to go by, more »

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