Naturally occurring hydrocarbons, typically fluid or gas, often of economic use. Includes oil, natural gas, and asphaltic compounds found in tar sands and oil shales.
- USGS responds to Deepwater Horizon oil spill [More info]
- Imagery, sampling information, and other data intended for use in assessing and remediating environmental problems related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010
- Use of Semipermeable Membrane Devices (SPMDs) in Petroleum Polluted Waters [More info]
- Provides a brief discussion of issues surrounding the use and capabilities of SPMDs, which can be used in monitoring petroleum spills.