Pictures of Oil

Graphs of and information about what's happening with petroleum
...and its derivatives
...and the consequences

What's here:

About this site

The good ol' days

Graphs: Show All
  Crude Oil Mountain
  Diesel Mountain
  Gasoline Mountain
  World Total Liquids Production
  World Crude Oil Production
  World Unconventional Oil Production
  Petroleum/Product Stocks

Data sources

Graphs last updated:
2010-09-13 12:14:04 MDT

What's elsewhere:

Feral Scholar ...will open your mind
Energy Bulletin an excellent news source
The Oil Drum ...has some illuminating analysis and discussion
BookMooch ...give and receive books for only the price of postage


I apologize for the lack of updates the last few weeks. A hardware failure rendered the scripts that generate all the graphs on this site temporarily unavailable. Everything is back in place now and weekly updates will resume. Enjoy.


So that people can have some expectation of consistency, and to save me some time until I have things fully automated, I will be updating this site Wednesday evenings, with the exception of holiday weeks (like this one) when the Wednesday data is pushed back to Thursday.


Added crude oil stocks for the PADD 3 district (U.S. Gulf Coast) to petroleum and product stock levels.


Added petroleum and product stock levels.


Added "seismographs" and a trip down memory lane, the good ol' days.


Added Diesel Mountain and graphs for global production of crude, unconventional oil and total liquids.


D.A. Clarke and Stan Goff have written the most timely and cogent piece on the current state of energy, food and politics that I have seen in a long time. It is well worth a read: Politics is Food is Politics

The impetus for this site: Crude Oil Mountain and Gasoline Mountain. Coming soon, possibly, the very scary Diesel Mountain.

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