20 Covering Energy, Utilities and Mining: Resources

US Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

This is the agency that supervises pipeline safety in the U.S.

PHMSA’s National Pipeline Mapping System

Use this resource to find pipelines in your local area.

Energy Information Administration

This Department of Energy agency is a trove of statistics about energy use, including state-level figures and history of electricity and fuel prices. It also contains a good explanation of how gasoline prices work.

American Petroleum Institute

Lobby group representing oil companies in Washington D.C. Good resource for a quick response with the industry’s viewpoint on many different issues.

American Gas Association

Trade association representing the natural gas industry. Key for the fracking debate.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Regulates interstate transmission of electricity, gas and oil, as well as liquefied natural gas facilities. Contains up-to-date info on liquefied natural gas terminals.

U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

Agency that regulates the exploitation of energy in the federal offshore. Has a rich database of permits and production figures.

U.S. Geological Survey’s Minerals Information

Here you’ll find data about supply and demand of minerals.

Mine Safety and Health Administration

Agency that oversees mining safety in the U.S., belongs to the Department of Labor. Has information about accidents.

The Prize

A Pulitzer Prize-winning history book on the oil industry, which is seen by many as the most authoritative read on the topic


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