Category Archives: British Petroleum

New Shell Oil Documents: “Dirty Pearls” Investigation 2023-24

A new collection on ClimateFiles of old Shell documents around climate change is published below. These documents were uncovered during five years of research by Vatan Hüzeir of Changerism, while a PhD candidate at Erasmus University Rotterdam, as part of his investigation entitled, Dirty pearls: exposing Shell’s hidden legacy of climate change accountability, 1970-1990. New […]

Brulle paper references: Advocating Inaction, Environmental Politics, April 2022

A new paper by Robert Brulle in the journal Environmental Politics introduces several new documents to the ClimateFiles GCC collection, including important internal documents from the Global Climate Coalition and National Association of Manufacturers. Link to the full paper: Advocating inaction: a historical analysis of the Global Climate Coalition ABSTRACT Ever since climate change became […]

1994 Fred Singer Proposal to the GCC

This document was buried in our files and surfaced after we published the Global Climate Coalition archives in 2019. The BBC Radio series “How They Made Us Doubt Everything” brings it to light in Episode 5. Share this post on your feed Twitter Facebook Google+

Introduction to the Imperial Oil Archival Document Collection

This collection of documents was gleaned from the Glenbow Museum’s Imperial Oil Archive, over the past several years. The original documents are now housed at the University of Calgary. This is the most comprehensive collection of these documents published on the internet to date and were collected by researchers at DeSmog. Search the entire collection […]

2000 Letter from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute to ExxonMobil

This document contains a 2000 correspondence between Lloyd D. Keigwin, the Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Peter Altman, Exxon’s National Campaign Coordinator. In the letter, Keigwin references his scientific study on ocean warming and the  Sargasso Sea, which was published in Science in 1996. Keigwin asserts that Exxon misrepresented data contained therein, specifically […]

2000 Economist article – “Big business bows to global warming”

An article marking a shift in the chemical and petroleum industry’s acknowledgement of global climate change and its relationship to carbon emissions. The article demonstrates the voluntary measures adopted by industry to mitigate losses on internal rates of return due to carbon-based expenses. Specifically, DuPont stated its intent to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two-thirds by 2010 compared […]

1997 E&P Forum Position Paper on Sustainable Development in Oil and Gas Industry

This document is a position paper on sustainable development in the oil and gas industry, written by the Sustainable Development Task Force of the Oil Industry International Exploration and Production Forum (E&P Forum) which became the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) in 1999. The E&P Forum was founded in 1974 as an […]