Australian Institute o f Energy

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Oil & Gas - Useful Links

Members may find the following sites useful in providing local and international news, industry information and issues, statistics and outlooks, and technical and economic articles.

Regulation of Oil & Gas Industry

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC):
The ACCC promotes competition and fair trade.It regulates network infrastructure services and reviews retail petrol prices and gas transmission issues.

Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC):
The AEMC is responsible for rule-making, market development and policy advice concerning access to natural gas pipeline services and the elements of broader natural gas markets. It sets out the National Gas Rules under the National Gas Law.

Australian Energy Regulator (AER):
The AER prepares National Gas Law guidelines and processes.

Australian Associations

Biofuels Association of Australia (BAA)
This association was formed to facilitate the building of a sustainable , economically viable Australian biofuels industry.

The Australian Gas Association (AGA):
The AGA provides accredited product certification services for the gas, electrical and plumbing sectors.

The Australian Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas, (ASPO) Australia:
ASPO is a nationwide network of volunteer professionals working to reduce Australia's oil vulnerability.It is an excellent source on oil issues.

Energy Supply Association of Australia (ESAA):
The ESAA seeks to influence government policy on natural gas supply to ensure that it is safe, secure, reliable, sustainable and competitively priced.

Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP):
The site provides information on the downstream oil industry in Australia, including news and statistics, downstream oil profitability, and industry codes.

Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA):
This site provides information on the upstream oil and gas industry in Australia, including news and speeches, petroleum production statistics, aggregate industry financial statistics, and issues affecting the industry.

Overseas Associations

American Petroleum Institute (API):
This site provides news and commentary, briefing papers, industry information, industry standards and practices, and US petroleum industry statistics.

World Petroleum Council:
This site provides reports and speeches from WPC functions. Oil industry news that are updated every 15 minutes are also provided.

Energy Watch Group:
Energy policy needs objective information. The Energy Watch Group was founded as an independent German/international body and its studies include regular reviews of crude oil resources. In German and English.

This site on the downstream oil industry discusses energy policy, and environmental and product quality issues. It also includes limited statistics on European petroleum product demand and refining production.

International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA):
The site provides discussions of current and emerging environmental issues facing the oil industry.

National Petroleum Council (NPC):
The purpose of the National Petroleum Council is to present the views of the oil and gas industry to the US Secretary of Energy.

Australian News and Articles

The Australian Associations provide some news and articles. News and articles can also be found at our home page.

Australian Institute of Energy:
This page has been expanded to provide daily news on the Australian energy industries.

International News and Articles

The Overseas Associations provide some news and articles. International news and articles can also be found at:

Oil & Gas Journal:
The Journal provides upstream and downstream oil industry news. It is a subscription service with some free articles.

This Week in Petroleum:
This publication provides a weekly update of developments in the US petroleum market, including the occasional review and forecasts.Its US crude oil stocks data is the best leading indicator of crude oil price movements.

Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections:
A very comprehensive review of global oil and gas developments, as well as company news.It is a subscription service with some free articles.

Middle East Economic Survey (MEES):
This publication provides the most comprehensive review of developments in the Middle East and North Africa. It is a subscription service with some free articles.
This site provides daily international oil and gas news from the WN Network.

This site provides oil industry news, commentary on daily oil prices and charts on Rotterdam gasoline prices.

Australian Statistics

The Australian Associations provide some statistics. Statistics can also be found at:

Australian Automobile Association:
This site includes a database on transport statistics, providing vehicles numbers and usage, petrol and diesel demand, and petrol prices.

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)
ABARES provides rigorous and independent economic research and forecasting as well as the official historical oil and gas statistics.

International Statistics

The Overseas Associations provide some statistics. International statistics, including some statistics on Australia, can also be found at:

US Department of Energy (DOE):
Its mission is to ensure America's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformational science and technology. This site provides a range of reports and statistics about US and international oil and gas.

US Energy Information Administration:
This site provides statistical information on energy for a number of countries. The statistical tables on Australia also provide forecasts.

BP Statistical Review:
The latest edition of the BP Statistical Review provides historical statistics on production, consumption and prices of individual fuels.

International Energy Agency:
Oil market and supply reports, monthly surveys of oil and gas, and other statistics can be found on this site.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC):
This official OPEC site now provides a number of publications free, including the Monthly Oil Market Report, Annual Statistical Bulletin, and OPEC Bulletin.


The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
SPE is the largest individual member organisation serving managers, engineers and scientists in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry. The biggest branch in Australia is in WA, The address of the Victorian/Tasmanian branch is

Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
ASEG specialises in the practical application of physics and mathematics to solve problems in a broad range of geological situations.

Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia
PESA is an association of individuals involved in the exploration of oil and gas.

Co-operative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC):
CO2CRC undertakes research into new sequestration and capture technologies with the objective of demonstrating that CO2 capture and storage is economically and environmentally sustainable.

Although this site provides technical and economic studies on HSE issues relevant to oil refining, distribution and marketing in Europe, the studies have a wider relevance. The site also has an extensive list of reports and reviews, many of which are free.

Geoscience Australia:
Geoscience Australia researches and advises government on petroleum prospects, reserves and oil and gas potential. It publishes widely and its reports are free.

CSIRO Oil& Gas:
This site provides information on R&D being undertaken by CSIRO on oil and gas.

New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX):
NYMEX is the world's largest physical commodity futures exchange and the pre-eminent trading forum for energy and precious metals. Excellent price data and studies.

International Petroleum Exchange
The International Petroleum Exchange was acquired by Intercontinental Exchange in 2001 and all trading was shifted on electronic trading platform. Available contracts include crude oil, natural gas and coal as well as carbon emissions governed by the European Climate Exchange.