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Unravelling the Carbon Web is a project by PLATFORM. We work to reduce the environmental and social impacts of oil corporations, to help citizens gain a say in decisions that affect them, and to support the transition to a more sustainable energy economy.

Links

by global region:

international Africa Asia Europe & former Soviet Union Middle East
North America
South America

by subject:

oil industry: industry BP Shell other oil companies finance
climate change
conflict & war political power
environment, development & human rights

poverty & oil development
workforce issues

See also:
PLATFORM publications by date

Resources See also: PLATFORM publications by subject

Alexanders gas and oil connections
Company and country news and updates

Alphabetical SI unit conversion

Barrows Company petroleum law Petroleum legislation, contracts and production sharing agreements by country – at a price!
BBC News advanced search News, profiles and briefings

BP statistical review of world energy
World statistics on production, reserves and consumption

BP Statistical Review Conversion calculator
Automatically converts units for oil and gas quantities

British Library catalogue

CIA World Factbook
Country information

Conversion Master
Units conversion

Cyber Picket Line
World Trade Union Directory

Edgar Company Search
US SEC company filings (annual reports: forms 10-K or 20-F)

The Guardian archive search

Human Rights Watch country pages
Info on human rights situation, by country

Institute of Petroleum
Industry resources, technical standards, news, library and information

Perry-Castañeda Map Collection
Country maps

UNDP National Human development reports

US DoE Energy Information Administration
Country oil, gas and energy information


BY GLOBAL REGION


See also: PLATFORM publications by subject Degrees of Capture links (on universities, the oil industry and climate change)
International

Both Ends
Supporting the work of environmental organisations, primarily in the South and in Central and Eastern Europe. Its focuses on realising sustainable forms of natural resource management and promoting policymaking in the Netherlands as well as world-wide.

BP without the PR
Articles and resources on BP. Human rights, environment, world affairs, lobbying, image and marketing, energy industry, the company, dissent and protest.

Bretton Woods Project
Working as a networker, information-provider, media informant and watchdog to scrutinise and influence the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), with special emphasis on environmental and social concerns.

The Corner House
Aims to support democratic and community movements for environmental and social justice, through attention to issues of social, economic and political power and practical strategy. It carries out analyses, research and advocacy with the aim of linking issues, of stimulating informed discussion and strategic thought on critical environmental and social concerns, and of encouraging broad alliances to tackle them. Part of the Baku Ceyhan Campaign.

Crude Operators – an oil reader
PLATFORM and Corporate Watch conference papers, May 1997

Drilling to the ends of the earth: The Ecological, Social, and Climate Imperative for Ending New Petroleum Exploration
Report by Project Underground and Rainforest Action Network, November 1998

Earth Rights International
Research, training and advocacy on issues of human rights, labor and environmental abuses, working to hold corporations accountable, especially in countries with repressive regimes. Litigates in U.S. courts on behalf of people around the world whose earth rights have been violated. Brought the landmark lawsuit against Unocal Corp over its operations in Burma.

Failing the challenge – the other Shell Report
Friends of the Earth, Refinery Reform Campaign, groundWork and others, May 2003

Friends of the Earth International (FOEI)
A federation of autonomous environmental organizations in 68 countries, campaigning on the most urgent environmental and social issues of our day, while simultaneously catalyzing a shift toward sustainable societies. Campaigns include climate change, corporates, international financial institutions and ecological debt.

International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions
An industry-based world labour federation dedicated to practical solidarity, aiming to unite trade unions in its sectors on all continents. It negotiates and monitors global agreements with multinational companies, networks trade union reps globally, coordinates solidarity and support, supports union-building in countries where unions are weak, provides information and expertise, represents workers' interests within intergovernmental bodies and provides training.

Oilwatch International
A resistance network that opposes the activities of oil companies in tropical countries. The Oilwatch network was born inspired by the necessity to develop global strategies for communities affected by oil activities and to support the resistance processes of coummunities that do not want to see their territories affected, to work for sustainability and collective rights.

Project Underground
Seeking to systematically deal with the problems created by the mining and oil industries by exposing environmental and human rights abuses by the corporations involved in these sectors and by building capacity amongst communities facing mineral and energy development to achieve economic and environmental justice.

Shell – 100 years too long
Corporate Watch briefing, October 1997

ShellFacts
In 2002, an alliance of independent organizations, journalists and ordinary people, campaigning for Shell to be a better neighbour. Working with communities living near Shell’s industrial and production facilities, to reduce environmental and quality of life impacts. Sustainable Energy & Economy Network (SEEN) http://www.seen.org Working in partnership with citizens groups nationally and globally on environment, human rights and development issues with a particular focus on energy, climate change, environmental justice, gender equity, and economic issues, particularly as these play out in North/South relations.

Third World Network
An independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North- South issues.


Africa

See also: PLATFORM publications on Nigeria

Environmental Rights Action
Dedicated to the defence of human ecosystems in terms of human rights, and to the promotion of environmentally responsible governmental, commercial, community and individual practice in Nigeria through the empowerment of local people. It has particularly focused on the impact of oil development on the Niger Delta.

Chevron Toxico
People around the world are saying it’s time to clean up, pay up! Focused on ChevronTexaco’s operations in Ecuador, Nigeria and Richmond CA. Produced by Amazon Watch, Project Underground and Communities for a Better Environment.

groundWork
A non-profit environmental justice service and developmental organization, seeking to improve the quality of life of vulnerable people in South Africa, and Southern Africa, through assisting civil society to have a greater impact on environmental governance. It works on issues including corporate accountability, and environmental justice relating to oil refineries.

The price of oil - Corporate responsibility and human rights violations in Nigeria’s oil producing communities
Human Rights Watch report, January 1999


Asia / Pacific

See also:
PLATFORM publications on China

Backing Persecution
BP backing persecution in Tibet, East Turkestan and Sudan, through its investment in PetroChina. Financial campaign for disinvestment.

BP and the Tangguh test
Down to Earth, the international campaign for ecological justice in Indonesia, article on BP’s new LNG development in West Papua, February 2002

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
An independent, public interest organisation based in India which aims to increase public awareness on science, technology, environment and development. Campaigns include an equity-based approach to climate change.

Earth Rights International
Research, training and advocacy on issues of human rights, labor and environmental abuses, working to hold corporations accountable, especially in countries with repressive regimes. Litigates in U.S. courts on behalf of people around the world whose earth rights have been violated. Brought the landmark lawsuit against Unocal Corp over its operations in Burma.

ExxonMobil activities in Aceh – Activist and press backgrounder
International Forum for Aceh, May 2001.

Free Tibet Campaign
Campaigning for an end to the Chinese occupation of Tibet and for the Tibetans' fundamental human rights to be respected. Its work has included campaigning against BP’s investment in PetroChina, and monitoring Shell’s involvement in the East-West pipeline. Based in UK.

International Campaign for Tibet – BP campaign
Part of a diverse and powerful coalition of Tibetan, human rights, national security, and environmental groups calling on BP Amoco to divest from PetroChina or use its influence to stop a controversial natural gas pipeline currently under construction in Tibet. Based in USA.

Raiding the treasure house: Oil and mineral extraction in China’s colonization of Tibet
Report by Project Underground and Milarepa Fund, October 2000


Europe and Former Soviet Union

See also: PLATFORM publications on: Azerbaijan Britain Georgia Turkey

Baku Ceyhan Campaign
Working to raise public awareness of the social problems, human rights abuses and environmental damage that would be caused by the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, which is planned to run through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. Based in UK.

CEE Bankwatch Network
An international network with member organisations currently from 12 countries of CEE and CIS region. Aims to monitor activities of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in the region, and to propose constructive alternatives to their policies and projects in the region. Includes extensive work on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.

Kurdish Human Rights Project
Working to protect and promote the human rights of all persons living throughout the Kurdish regions of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey and the former Soviet Union. Part of the Baku Ceyhan Campaign. Based in UK.

A Meeting of blood and oil: The Balkan factor in Western energy security
Paper by Keith Fisher in Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans

Offshore Industries Liaison Committee (OILC)
Set up in the aftermath of the Piper Alpha disaster as an ad-hoc committee. It has made a deep and lasting impact on the offshore safety debate and will continue to do so. It is now an independent trade union, the only offshore workers union in the UK North Sea.

The oil and gas industry – a guide for UK activists
Corporate Watch briefing, winter 1997/98

People and Planet
The largest student network in Britain campaigning to alleviate world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment

Socio-Ecological Union (SEU)
An international ecological organization, working in the former Soviet Union. Campaigns include protecting whales from oil development in Sakhalin, east Russia.



Middle East

Global policy forum – Oil in Iraq page
Resources, documents, analysis, links

It's all about oil ... again
Article on Al Qaeda, the Middle East and oil, by Mark Lynas in the Guardian, 18 September 2001 – based on Said Aburish’s book ‘A brutal friendship (See also review of the book [http://www.muslimedia.com/archives/book98/arabbk.htm])

Oil and war
Briefing by Sustainable Energy & Economy Network (SEEN), November 2002

Oil in Iraq: the heart of the Crisis
Global Policy Forum paper, December 2002

The Price of Oil, The Price of Life
Article by Keith Fisher on Iran, BP and Salman Rushdie, October 1998

Why are we going to war?
Factsheet by Citizen Works, January 2003


North America

See also:
PLATFORM publications on USA

Alaska Group of Six
Home of the Alyeska Group of Six, The Anonymous Trans-Alaska Pipeline System Whistle-Blowers. "Concerned individuals dedicated to safety and quality workmanship on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline."

ANWR News
Website established by and for the many concerned Prudhoe Bay BP operators who fear for their lives and the environment due to violations of Government regulations and requirements by BP. Facilitated by their spokesman Charles Hamel

Chevron Toxico
People around the world are saying it’s time to clean up, pay up! Focused on ChevronTexaco’s operations in Ecuador, Nigeria and Richmond CA. Produced by Amazon Watch, Project Underground and Communities for a Better Environment.

Green words, dirty deeds: An expose of BP Amoco's greenwashing
US PIRG report on BP in Alaska, October 1999


South America

See also:
PLATFORM publications on Colombia

Amazon Watch
Supporting Rainforest Peoples. Mobilizing technical, financial, legal, and public relations support for indigenous organizations fighting destructive mega-projects in the Amazon basin (mainly oil and gas). Based in USA.

BP hands 'tarred in pipeline dirty war'
Article on BP’s role in conflict in Colombia, by Michael Gillard, Ignacio Gomez and Melissa Jones in the Guardian, 17 October 1998

Chevron Toxico
People around the world are saying it’s time to clean up, pay up! Focused on ChevronTexaco’s operations in Ecuador, Nigeria and Richmond CA. Produced by Amazon Watch, Project Underground and Communities for a Better Environment.

Colombia Solidarity Campaign – BP Campaign
Exposing BP's corporate crimes in Colombia, including environmental damage, arming and training local police forces in counter-insurgency methods, collusion with paramilitaries and refusing to compensate thousands of peasants forced off their lands. Based in UK.


BY SUBJECT

See also:
PLATFORM publications by subject Degrees of Capture links (on universities, the oil industry and climate change)
About oil companies and the Carbon Web

See also: links by global region


Industry


See also: PLATFORM publications on the Carbon Web

Crude Operators – an oil reader
PLATFORM and Corporate Watch conference papers, May 1997

Drilling to the ends of the earth: The Ecological, Social, and Climate Imperative for Ending New Petroleum Exploration
Report by Project Underground and Rainforest Action Network, November 1998

Fossil fuels and climate protection - The carbon logic
Greenpeace International report, September 1997

Globalisation, transnational corporations and oil
Oilwatch position paper, January 2001

New Economics Foundation
A radical think tank, bringing together the ideas, people, resources and influence to challenge business-as-usual. It creates practical and enterprising solutions to the social, environmental and economic challenges facing the local, regional, national and global economies. Based in UK.


BP

See also:
PLATFORM publications on BP

BP without the PR
Articles and resources on BP. Human rights, environment, world affairs, lobbying, image and marketing, energy industry, the company, dissent and protest.

Corporate Watch profile – BP
October 2001


Shell

See also:
PLATFORM publications on Shell

Corporate Watch profile – Shell
December 2001

Failing the challenge – the other Shell Report -
Friends of the Earth, Refinery Reform Campaign, groundWork and others, May 2003

Shell – 100 years too long
Corporate Watch briefing, October 1997

ShellFacts
In 2002, an alliance of independent organizations, journalists and ordinary people, campaigning for Shell to be a better neighbour. Working with communities living near Shell’s industrial and production facilities, to reduce environmental and quality of life impacts.

Trouble with the triple bottom line
A fundamental confusion about different kinds of value lies at the root of Shell Group's difficulties with its stakeholders. Article by Nick Mayhew in the Financial Times, 10 August 1998


Other oil companies

Chevron Toxico
People around the world are saying it’s time to clean up, pay up! Focused on ChevronTexaco’s operations in Ecuador, Nigeria and Richmond CA. Produced by Amazon Watch, Project Underground and Communities for a Better Environment.

Corporate Watch profile - ExxonMobil
October 2001

Stop Esso
A UK campaign organised by Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and People & Planet, campaigning against Esso’s (ExxonMobil’s) efforts to sabotage the Kyoto Protocol, misinform US policymakers and confuse the US public


Finance

See also: PLATFORM publications on finance

Bretton Woods Project
Working as a networker, information-provider, media informant and watchdog to scrutinise and influence the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), with special emphasis on environmental and social concerns.

Campaigners' guide to financial markets: Effective lobbying of companies and financial institutions
By Nicholas Hildyard and Mark Mansley, published by the Corner House, July 2001

ECA Watch
International NGO campaign on export credit agencies, including focus on oil in the Caspian and climate change.

Five Brothers: the Rise and Nemesis of the Big Bean Counters
New Economics Foundation report on accountants, March 2002

Risking shareholder value? ExxonMobil and climate change
Report by Claros Consulting for Robert A.G. Monks, CERES and Campaign ExxonMobil, February 2002

Transnational Corporate Beneficiaries of World Bank Group Fossil Fuel Projects, 1992-2002
IPS study, September 2002


Climate change

See also:
PLATFORM publications on climate change

Burning Planet
BP’s interests in Iraq. BP at the heart of power in the UK government. Action at the 2003 BP AGM. Produced by London Rising Tide.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
An independent, public interest organisation based in India which aims to increase public awareness on science, technology, environment and development. Campaigns include an equity-based approach to climate change.

Clean development or development jeopardy?
Third World Network paper, October 2002

Climate Action Network
A global network of over 287 non-governmental organizations working for government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change. Ccoordinates information exchange and NGO strategy on international, regional and national climate issues.

Drilling to the ends of the earth: The Ecological, Social, and Climate Imperative for Ending New Petroleum Exploration
Report by Project Underground and Rainforest Action Network, November 1998

Eco Equity
Aims to advance the principle of equal rights to global common resources, currently focused on clarifying and promoting the principles of equity necessary for a just and effective climate treaty.

Fossil fuels and climate protection - The carbon logic
Greenpeace International report, September 1997

Friends of the Earth International (FOEI)
A federation of autonomous environmental organizations in 68 countries, campaigning on the most urgent environmental and social issues of our day, while simultaneously catalyzing a shift toward sustainable societies. Campaigns include climate change, corporates, international financial institutions and ecological debt.

Global Commons Institute
An independent group focusing on the protection of the global commons of the global climate system. It encourages awareness of "Contraction and Convergence", an equity-based international framework for sharing the arrest of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Global warming, unnatural disasters and the world's poor
Christian Aid report, November 2000

Labour and climate change
ICEM position paper, June 2001

Moratorium on oil activities
Oilwatch position paper, August 2002

Panacea or ploy? Sustainable development and rural electrification in climate change
Third World Network paper, October 2002

Rising Tide UK
A network of small groups and individuals dedicated to taking local action and building a movement against climate change.

Risking shareholder value? ExxonMobil and climate change
Report by Claros Consulting for Robert A.G. Monks, CERES and Campaign ExxonMobil, February 2002

Stop Esso
A UK campaign organised by Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and People & Planet, campaigning against Esso’s (ExxonMobil’s) efforts to sabotage the Kyoto Protocol, misinform US policymakers and confuse the US public

Unions join fight against climate change
Article on IPS, April 2001

World Rainforest Movement
An international network of citizens' groups of North and South involved in efforts to defend the world's rainforests. It has campaigned against the use of forest sinks in the Kyoto climate treaty.


Conflict and war

See also:
Links by global region

Burning Planet BP’s interests in Iraq
BP at the heart of power in the UK government. Action at the 2003 BP AGM. Produced by London Rising Tide.

Caspian oil on the East- West
CEE Bankwatch Network paper on militarisation, January 2002

Code Word: "Stability" - Oil and War
Article in Counter Punch by Milan Rai, February 2003

Global policy forum – Oil in Iraq page
Resources, documents, analysis, links

It's all about oil ... again
Article on Al Qaeda, the Middle East and oil, by Mark Lynas in the Guardian, 18 September 2001 – based on Said Aburish’s book ‘A brutal friendship (See also review of the book)

A Meeting of blood and oil: The Balkan factor in Western energy security
Paper by Keith Fisher in Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans

Oil and war
Briefing by Sustainable Energy & Economy Network (SEEN), November 2002

Oil and war: The artifices of 20th century history
Oilwatch position paper, August 2002

Oil in Iraq: the heart of the Crisis
Global Policy Forum paper, December 2002

Why are we going to war?
Factsheet by Citizen Works, January 2003


Environment, development and human rights


See:
Links by global region Conflict and war Poverty and oil development

Political power

See also:
PLATFORM publications on political power

Corporate Europe Observatory
A European-based research and campaign group targeting the threats to democracy, equity, social justice and the environment posed by the economic and political power of corporations and their lobby groups.

Globalisation, transnational corporations and oil
Oilwatch position paper, January 2001


Poverty and oil development

See also: Links by global region

Bottom of the barrel – Africa’s oil boom and the poor
Catholic Relief Services report, June 2003

Extractive sectors and the poor
Oxfam America report, October, 2001

Fuelling poverty - Oil, war and corruption
Christian Aid report, May 2003

Global warming, unnatural disasters and the world's poor
Christian Aid report, November 2000

Publish What you Pay
Aiming to help citizens hold their governments accountable for how revenues from international oil, gas, and mining companies are managed and distributed.

Oil and ecological debt
Oilwatch position paper, September 2000

Security vs. sovereignty
Oilwatch declaration at World Social Forum, January 2003


Workforce safety and labour rights


See also:
PLATFORM publications on workforce safety and labour rights

Alaska Group of Six
Home of the Alyeska Group of Six, The Anonymous Trans-Alaska Pipeline System Whistle-Blowers. "Concerned individuals dedicated to safety and quality workmanship on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline."

ANWR News
Website established by and for the many concerned Prudhoe Bay BP operators who fear for their lives and the environment due to violations of Government regulations and requirements by BP. Facilitated by their spokesman Charles Hamel

International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions
An industry-based world labour federation dedicated to practical solidarity, aiming to unite trade unions in its sectors on all continents. It negotiates and monitors global agreements with multinational companies, networks trade union reps globally, coordinates solidarity and support, supports union-building in countries where unions are weak, provides information and expertise, represents workers' interests within intergovernmental bodies and provides training.

Just Transition Alliance
A voluntary coalition of labor, economic and environmental justice activists, Indigenous people and working-class people of color, seeking a process for the just transition of communities and workers from unsafe workplaces and environments to healthy, viable communities with a sustainable economy. Based in North America.

Labour and climate change
ICEM position paper, June 2001

Offshore Industries Liaison Committee (OILC)
Set up in the aftermath of the Piper Alpha disaster as an ad-hoc committee. It has made a deep and lasting impact on the offshore safety debate and will continue to do so. It is now an independent trade union, the only offshore workers union in the UK North Sea.

Unions join fight against climate change
Article on IPS, April 2001