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Petroleum or crude oil, also referred to as simply oil, is a naturally occurring yellowish-black liquid mixture of mainly hydrocarbons, and is found in geological formations. The name petroleum covers both naturally occurring unprocessed crude oil and petroleum products that consist of refined crude oil.

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Organizations relating to Petroleum

International Confederation of Trade Unions of Workers in the Oil and Gas Industries, and Construction Workers in the Oil and Gas Complex / Moscow, Russia / Est. 1992
Asociación Latinoamericana de la Industria del Petróleo / Est. 2009
INOGATE Programme / Kiev, Ukraine / Est. 1996
Centre international de lutte contre la pollution de l'Atlantique du Nord-Est / Lisbon, Portugal / Est. 1990
Joint Organisations Data Initiative / Riyadh, Saudi Arabia / Est. 2001
Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company / Manama, Bahrain / Est. 1979
International Well Control Forum / Montrose, UK / Est. 1992
South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society / Singapore, Singapore / Est. 1973
Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation / Dammam, Saudi Arabia / Est. 1975
Caribbean Energy Information System / Kingston, Jamaica
Oil and Colour Chemists' Association / Manchester, UK / Est. 1918
Petroleum Philatelic Society International / Fair Haven NJ, USA / Est. 1974
International Regulators' Forum / Perth WA, Australia
Oil and Gas Industry Energy Access Platform / Vienna, Austria
Global LPG Partnership / New York NY, USA / Est. 2012
Oil Change International / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2005
International Association of Drilling Contractors / Houston TX, USA / Est. 1940
Gas Technology Institute / Des Plaines IL, USA / Est. 1941
International Spill Accreditation Association / Inverurie, UK / Est. 2004
Drilling Engineering Association / Houston TX, USA
Regulatory Assistance Project / Montpelier VT, USA / Est. 1992
Pan African Federation of Petroleum and Allied Workers / Est. 1981
South American Petroleum Institute / Est. 1942
Federation of the Condiment Sauce Industries, Mustard and Fruit and Vegetables Prepared in Oil and Vinegar of the European Union
Tanker owners voluntary agreement concerning liability for oil pollution / Est. 1969
International Petroleum Commission / Est. 1905
Latin American Federation of Petroleum Workers / Est. 1970
Nordisk Oljelednings Union / Ljungby, Sweden
International Oil Union / Est. 1926
Arab Petroleum Training Institute / Baghdad, Iraq / Est. 1978
European Organization of Petrol and Service Stations
Petroleum Institute of East Africa / Nairobi, Kenya
Arab Petroleum Services Company / Tripoli, Libya / Est. 1975
Arab Well Logging Company / Safat, Kuwait / Est. 1983
Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company / Safat, Kuwait / Est. 1972
Arab Drilling and Workover Company / Tripoli, Libya / Est. 1980
Judicial Tribunal of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries / Safat, Kuwait / Est. 1978
OPEC Economic Commission Board / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1964
Natural Gas Conversion Board / Washington DC, USA
Protocol Concerning Regional Cooperation in Combating Pollution by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Case of Emergency / Jeddah, Saudi Arabia / Est. 1982
Protocol Concerning Regional Cooperation in Combating Pollution by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency / Safat, Kuwait / Est. 1978
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil / Est. 1954
Protocol on Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the Black Sea Marine Environment by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Emergency Situations / Istanbul, Türkiye / Est. 1992
Complementary Protocol to the Agreement on Regional Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the Southeast Pacific by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency / Est. 1983
Agreement Concerning Cooperation in Taking Measures Against Pollution of the Sea by Oil / Est. 1971
Protocol of 1973 to the International Convention Relating to Intervention of the High Seas in Cases of Oil Pollution Casualties / London, UK / Est. 1973
Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage Resulting from Exploration for and Exploitation of Seabed Mineral Resources / Est. 1977
Agreement Concerning Cooperation to Ensure Compliance with the Regulations for Preventing the Pollution of the Sea by Oil / Est. 1967
Protocol to Amend the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage, 1984 / London, UK / Est. 1984

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Action Strategies relating to Petroleum

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Using fossil fuel more efficiently
Protecting against natural gas production environmental hazards
Protecting against environmental hazards from chemicals and petrochemicals industries
Identifying petroleum resources
Reducing fossil fuel use
Reducing petroleum fuel emissions to the atmosphere
Using natural gas
Responding rapidly to oil spills
Compensating for pollution damage caused by substances other than oil
Developing petroleum resources
Exploring for petroleum resources
Establishing training programmes on oil and chemical spill responses
Advancing petroleum technology
Transferring petroleum technology
Taking advantage of oil price fluctuations
Destabilizing trade in petroleum and petroleum products
Researching armament - petroleum coalition
Supplying petrochemical products
Reducing methane emissions from petroleum production
Solving problems connected with petrochemical industry
Providing international remedies for oil pollution incidents
Combatting oil pollution
Identifying oil and chemical spill control measures for emergencies in developing countries
Reducing volatile organic compound emissions from petrol
Minimizing environmental impact of oil exploration

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