How the oil companies behind your Mobil UK distributor are reducing their environmental impact

While advancements in renewable energy are helping to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, oil and gas are not going anywhere soon. We still need petroleum products to fuel aviation and most of the transport on our roads. We also need crude oil to make materials like plastic and medicines, but extracting crude oil is an inherently messy business that has taken its toll on the environment in the past.

Fortunately, practices have improved over (more…)

Oman and its oil heritage

The Sultanate of Oman occupies a strategically important location on the south-eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula by the (more…)

Oil production in Algeria

With an average production of 1,348,361 barrels a day in 2016, Algeria is ranked 18th in the world for oil production. While this is (more…)

Exploring oil production in Qatar

The State of Qatar is a sovereign nation located on the Qatar Peninsula that juts out from the north-eastern side of (more…)

Kazakhstan’s oil industry explained

Straddling Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan is the ninth-largest country in the (more…)

Exploring the Angolan oil industry

Having been blighted by a 27-year civil war following its independence in 1975, Angola remains a relatively poor country with (more…)

Spotlight on oil production in Mexico

With an average daily production of 2,186,877 barrels per day in 2016, Mexico is ranked number 12 for oil production. Back in (more…)

A look at oil production in Libya

With an average oil production of 384,686 barrels per day in 2016, Libya may not seem like a big oil player, but this (more…)

Norway shows the way for Arctic oil

With the oil industry struggling to recover from a global supply glut, even with substantial production cuts by (more…)

A look at oil production in Nigeria

Nigeria may not be a top-10 oil producer, but it is Africa’s largest at almost two million barrels a day in 2016. While the (more…)

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