Talk:List of oil exploration and production companies
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who is the person who can authorize the existence of such companies bein added to the list?
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marketing or producing?
I removed the two recently added companies, which are not oil producing companies, but are gas station chains. If the consensus is that this list should include marketers, someone can add them back, but my perception has been that this is a list of petroleum producing companies. Cheers Geologyguy 22:02, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
- I agree with this opinion. More retail and refining companies are removed. Also removed some companies not existing anymore. Beagel (talk) 09:17, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
The first link listed under "Reference" was broken. I added the correct link at the bottom, but I am not sure how to remove the first (broken) link...
YUKOS doen't exist any more. I deleted it from the list. It was liquidated in 2007.
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/natural_resources/article1774527.ece http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/07/25/business/yukos.php http://www.expat.ru/forum/russia-news/49842-yukos-qualified-federal-register-liquidated.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 18:02, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
Criteria for inclusion
There is a need for defined criteria for inclusion. As there are probably thousands petroleum companies around the world, it is impossible to add all of them in this list. I think that we should limit the list by top 50 or top 100 of the companies. Of course, in this case there is a question if we should use the size of revenue or proven reserves. Alternative may be lists of top 25 supermajors and top 25 NOCs. It also seems that the current list includes some refiners without petroleum production. By my understanding, these companies do not belong to this list. Any idea? Beagel (talk) 05:43, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
Carbon offsets for oil exploration and production companies
This seems unfair as other companies do pay carbon offsets, and it can be expected that the crude oil they sell will all be burned and its co² released into the atmosphere, so the amount of money needed to eliminate this (ie by planting forests) should be included in the sale price.
The local governments (which add a large tax on the product) should also pay their share, a same percentage as the tax they raise in comparison to the sale price of the crude oil.
Notwithstanding the name of this articles, guidelines at the top of this page and discussion at the talk page, there are continues attempts to include in this list refining and maerketing companies which are not involved in the crude oil exploration and production activities. Do we need to refine our inclusion criteria, make a separate list for refining companies, or is there any other solution? Beagel (talk) 06:24, 28 April 2012 (UTC)