Prepared for the Workshop on Oil and Human Rights in Southeast Asia and Africa
31 January 2003
University of California, Berkeley

Links on Oil, Environment and Human Rights

This page will be continually under construction. Please suggest links.

East Timor






Gov & Intl Org


Industry Info

Industry Associations


East Timor

East Timor ~ Background and Links. Compiled for a Seminar Online on Debt by Communications for a Sustainable Future at the University of Colorado, Boulder:

BACK DOOR Newsletter on East Timor ~ The TIMOR OIL Collection. A collection of recent Reports, Position statements, Petitions, Articles and News relating to East Timor's oil and gas resources:

The East Timor Action Network/U.S:

La'o Hamutuk ~ The East Timor Institute for Reconstruction Monitoring and Analysis:

Other papers on East Timor, Oil and Human Rights

Oxfam (Australia) Community Aid Abroad, The Timor Gap Treaty - Where to now?, Briefing paper No. 25, February 2000.

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Indonesia Central Bureau of Statistics:

Indonesian Ministry of Mines and Energy:


US Energy Information Agency, Indonesia Page:

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Department of Statistics, Malaysia:

Bernama News Agency:

US Energy Information Agency, Malaysia Page:

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Nigeria Page on Africa South of the Sahara Web Site:

Urhobo Historical Society. The Environment - Niger Delta Reports on Petroleum Oil Fire Disasters, 1998-2000, Oil and Gas Pipelines Problems and Water Management Problems in the Niger Delta, Pollution Caused by Petroleum Exploration, etc.:

(S)hell UK:

Sierra Club Campaign for Nigeria:

Pacifica Radio Voices from the Nigerian Resistance:

US Energy Information Agency, Nigeria Page:

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Other papers on Nigeria, Oil and Human Rights

Report from Essential Action and Global Exchange, Oil For Nothing: Multinational Corporations, Environmental Destruction, Death and Impunity in the Niger Delta, January 25, 2000

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Maps~ Oil and Human Rights in Central and Southern Sudan: a geographic resource:

Sudan Page on Africa South of the Sahara Web Site:

Human Rights Watch Sudan page:

Human Rights Watch World Report, Sudan Chapter 2001:

October 2001 Resource Page for Report of an Investigation into Oil Development, Conflict and Displacement in Western Upper Nile, Sudan. Commissioned by the Canadian Auto Workers Union, Steelworkers Humanity Fund, The Simons Foundation, United Church of Canada, Division of World Outreach, and World Vision Canada. Includes maps, full reports, maps, press releases and newspaper articles.

Corporate Responsibility: Talisman-Sudan Project. Since 1998, TCCR has coordinated an Investor Responsibility Project aimed at persuading Talisman Energy Inc. of Calgary to agree to independent verification of its operations in Sudan for compliance with international human rights standards.

Sudan Net. News, Discussion Boards, Fast Facts, Society and Culture, Travel, Weather and other links.

ViTrade Global Financial Risk Analysis:

South Sudanese Friends International:

International Crisis Group, Sudan Project:

US Energy Information Agency, Sudan Page:

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Other papers on Sudan, Oil and Human Rights

Shannon Field, "The oil industry fueling civil war in Sudan" Global Dialogue Volume 4.3 December 1999.

Shannon Field, The Civil War in Sudan: The role of the oil industry. Occasional Papers, The Institute for Global Dialogue, February 2000.

Georgette Gagnon, "The Canadian Assessment Mission to Sudan Summary of Special Presentation to the TCCR Board Meeting." Corporate Responsibility: Talisman-Sudan Project, 17 February 2000.

International Crisis Group, (primary author, John Prendergast), God, Oil and Country: Changing the Logic of War in Sudan. 28 January 2002.

Endre Stiansen, GOS Revenue, Oil and the Cost of the Civil War, June 2002

Amnesty International, Sudan: The Human Price of Oil, 3 May 2000

Center for Security Policy, 'Classic Clinton': Like Canada, U.S. refuses to Sanction Sudan's Foreign Oil Partners -- But Pretends to Do So," Publication No. 00-F 10, 16 February 2000


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Kristen Reed, UCB Environmental Science, Policy and Managent Doctoral Graduate Student - Interviewed by UCB Chancellor Robert Berdahl about her 2003 Summer predissertation research in Angola on the effects of oil extraction on the local environment and population. The interview was part of the September 2003 program Bear in Mind broadcast on UCTV and archived for viewing on demand. This research was funded by a Rocca Predissertation grant and a Human Rights Center Summer Fellow grant. (Her appearance in the program begins at 17:15)

Governmental Agencies and International Organizations

International Energy Administration (autonomous agency linked with OECD):

United States Energy Information Agency:

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Related Non-Governmental Organizations

Human Rights Watch:

Project Underground:

Oil and Gas Accountability Project (Domestic) :

The Data Center: Impact research for social justice.

Stop ExxonMobil Campaign:

Alliance for Democracy :

Sustainable Energy and Economy Network: (Check out their new report: Transnational Corporate Beneficiaries of World Bank Group Fossil Fuel Projects, 1992-2002.)

The Business and Human Rights Resource Center:

OilWatch International :

Friends of the Earth International :

Transparency International :

Global Witness :

Publish What You Pay :


Human Rights Watch:

Amnesty International:

World Council of Churches :

Catholic Relief Services:

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Industry-Specific Information

Bloomberg Energy News:

Hoover's Online:

Lundberg Survey of U.S. petroleum and related industries:


Oil & Gas Journal:

Oil News:

Oil Online:

Oil Survey:

OPEC News:

Pipeline and Gas Industry:

PR Newswire Oil Industry:

Reuters Energy Industry News:

Statistical Review of World Energy from BP:

World Energy News:


Yahoo oil & gas news:

Energy Intelligence Group:

Petroleum Economist:

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Industry Associations

American Petroleum Institute:

National Petroleum Council:

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries:

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Center for African Studies
Stephens Hall, Room 342
Berkeley, California 94720-2314 USA
Tel: 510.642.8338
Fax: 510.642.0721
Center for Southeast Asia Studies
2223 Fulton Street, Room 617
Berkeley, California 94720-2318 USA
Tel: 510.642.3609
Fax: 510.643.7602
International and Area Studies
University of California at Berkeley


Thanks to Kristen Reed for supplying numerous links.

Last updated 11/17/03