ASPO International - The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas
ASPO is a not-for-profit organization with the aim of advancing education around the subject of 'peak oil'. It produces a monthly newsletter that gives details on oil and gas production availability, export and consumption.
Geographical coverage: world-wide
Price: Free of charge

BP Global/Reports and publications/Statistical Review of World Energy
Detailed statistics of production, consumption, prices and trade movements by energy type (oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear and hydroelectricity) with data going back to 1965. There is also a section on renewables: wind, solar and geothermal energy. Documents are available as PDF, Powerpoint and Excel files.
Geographical coverage: world-wide
Price: free of charge

The Coal Authority
The UK Coal Authority aims "to facilitate the proper exploitation of the Nation's coal resources, whilst providing information and addressing liabilities for which the Authority is responsible, in a professional, efficient and open manner". If you own or are purchasing a property in a coal mining area there is a search service that will check whether or not the property may be affected by past or existing mining activity. The site also has reports on mining activity in the UK and statistics on production. There are links to sites that cover coal mining related topics and information on technologies. The latter includes coal gasification and cleaner coal technologies.
Geographical coverage: UK
Price: free

DOE Patents Database
DOe patents, developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information ( OSTI ), is a searchable database of patent information resulting from DOE-sponsored research and development (R&D). It covers patents that the DOE sponsored through a variety of funding mechanisms, including grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements. DOE patents consists of bibliographic records, with full text where available, either via a PDF file or an HTML link to the record at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Georgraphical coverage: US
Price: free of charge

Energy Balance
This blog covers all aspects of energy production, generation and consumption and discusses the feasibility of alternative and renewable energies as a replacement for our current "mix" of energy sources. The entries are more like short essays than the usual brief postings that bloggers tend to write, but it is worth taking the time to read them carefully and in full. Whether you agree or disagree with this blogger, some of the points raised should you make you stop and think seriously about how we manage our energy resources now and in the future. The postings also include useful background statistics and data.
Geographical coverage: UK/European bias but global issues addressed
Price: free of charge

Energy Business Review - Industry News, Information, Research
Energy Business Reviews provides news, information and research on the energy and utilites industry sectors. The latest news headlines and stories are available free of charge and there are free email newsletters. The Company Data section has options enabling you to browse by industry sector: commodity, downstream energy, power generation, utilities networks, upstream energy, midstream energy, utilities retail, and wholesale energy. There is also an events and webinar page.
Geographical coverage: world-wide but with a slight UK and European bias.
Price: news headlines and basic company information free of charge. Detailed company profiles and research reports are priced.

Energy Export Databrowser
The Energy Export Databrowser, set up Jonathan Callahan, is based on BP's Annual Statistical Review and provides a quick and easy way to view country data on consumption, import and export of crude oil and natural gas. It covers over 80 countries and data goes back to the 1960s. You can view data for individual countries and groups of countries, for example OPEC, Europe (-FSU), Europe (+FSU).
Geographical coverage: world-wide
Price: free of charge

Energy Information Administration - EIA - Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) was created in 1977 and is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. It provides data, forecasts, and analyses regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. EIA issues a wide range of weekly, monthly and annual reports on energy production, stocks, demand, imports, exports, and prices, and prepares analyses and special reports on topics of current interest. There is also historical price data on various forms of energy.
Geographical coverage: US centric but has some data relating to other countries
Price: free of charge

Energy & Utilities Market Research
Report Buyer Energy and Utilities brings together market research and company reports from a wide range of publishers. There are some free reports as well as newsletters, alerts and a blog.
Geographical coverage: world-wide
Price: Most reports are priced. Free alerts, newsletter and blog.

GBI Research Oil & Gas Market Research Reports and Industry Analysis and GBI Research Power & Alternative Energy Market Research Reports and Industry Analysis
GBI Research publishes strategic intelligence reports using primary and secondary research, proprietary databases and analysis from their in-house and external expert teams. Insights and analysis at the company, country and industry level includes competitor and market data, valuations, market trends and forecasts.
Geographical coverage: world-wide
Price: Reports are priced but there are free email alerts

Housing Energy Advisor: Energy saving & efficiency tips, advice
Free energy efficiency advice, guidance and resources. Although aimed primarily at the UK market and house owners many of the tips and advice are universally relevant. There is also a blog at and they are on Twitter at

International Energy Agency
As well as recent news, this site has an extensive collection of statistics covering countries, regions, type of energy consumed, import/export, production. The IEA also publishes a range of priced reports.
Geographical coverage: world-wide
Price: the majority of the statistics are free of charge but some publications are priced.

The Oil Drum | Discussions about Energy and Our Future
Blog focussing on energy, peak oil, the viability of alternatives to oil and developments in the energy sector. Some of the postings and comments include detailed analyses of data and information.
Geographical coverage: world-wide
Price: free of charge Free UK fuel prices
This site is maintained by Fubra. To find the lowest petrol price in your area you just type in a town or postcode. By default it looks for prices within 5 miles of your area for unleaded, diesel, LPG, LRP and Super. As well as listing the 5 cheapest stations and the price, you can see their location on a map from Google Local. You can set up email alerts on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The data covers nearl 10,000 stations and there are about 8000 daily updates. Data is provided by Catalist in asssociation with Arval and collected from fuel card transactions that are processed at petrol stations across the country each day.
Geographic coverage: UK
Price: Free service but registration required to view the detailed information.

One of most well known sources of publications and newsletters on energy world-wide, this site covers oil, electricity, natural gas, nuclear and petrochemicals. There are sections on crude oil prices and natural gas prices. Current headlines are free of charge as are some data and feature highlights such as Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings. Full access to most of the publications is by subscription only.
Geographical coverage: world-wide
Price: some free information, full access to the publications is by subscription

Research and Markets - Energy and Natural Resources
Dublin based Research and Markets provide access to market research reports and forecasts from a wide range of publishers, consultants and analysts. The reports are priced but you can receive free email research updates and there are also RSS feeds.
Geographic coverage: UK
Price: priced reports, free email and RSS alerts

RESTATS - Renewable Energy STATisticS database
This web site summarises the results of an ongoing study undertaken by ongoing study undertaken by AEA on behalf of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change to update a database containing information on all relevant renewable energy sources in the United Kingdom.
Geographical coverage: UK
Price: free of charge

Simmons & Company - energy statistics and data
Simmons & Company International is the only independent investment bank specializing in the energy industry. There is a collection of industry statistics gathered from a variety of sources. These are split into upstream and downstream and include rig counts, summaries of oil and gas prices, US crude oil inventories, refining capacity and days of supply. There is some International data but much of it is North American biased. Under the main Energy Industry link are lists of major public listed upstream and downstream companies (coverage is world-wide), and links to industry news sources, associations, statistics and government sites (many are North American).

Despite the geographical bias, this is a good starting point for information on the oil and gas industry as it lists most of the key resources.

United Press International - Energy Watch
Covers major stories on all parts of the energy industry. RSS feeds available.
Geographical coverage: world-wide
Price: free of charge

Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie conduct research and provide consultancy on the Energy sector. The Energy Resources section includes an Energy Glossary, Events Calendar, links to over 650 energy companies, Energy Abbreviations, Global Energy Organsiations, White Papers and Presentations.
Geographical coverage: world-wide
Price: This is a priced service but there is some free information.

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