Oil Primer: Where It Comes From, Where It Goes

Offshore drilling goes under the microscope in a smart new infographic


From artist Stanford Kay, this exhaustive infographic (click here for full size) shows the sticky situations many nations face with their high dependence on oil and limited resources for getting it. Created in response to the recent BP oil spill as an increasing omnipresent reminder of the dark side of modern life, we appreciate how data visualizations such as this (regularly featured on Good Magazine) helpfully clarify the need to strategize for our future.