Outside | August 25, 2014
There are two sides to the story of the biggest environmental lawsuit ever, but a new book tells only one of them.
Crude World | 03/01/2013
The Venezuela of Hugo Chavez
The New York Review of Books | September 29, 2011
The New York Review of Books | September 9, 2011
The Wall Street Journal | August 21, 2010
Foreign Policy | August 5, 2010
It’s not polite to say so, but if Americans understood just how many trillions their military was really spending on protecting oil, they wouldn’t stand for it.
The Big Money | June 7, 2010
Here’s why a spill-inspired boycott doesn’t make sense.
The Big Money | September 22, 2009
Are petro-execs intrinsically more corrupt than other businessmen?
Foreign Policy | September 8, 2009
It succors and drowns human life. And for the last eight years, oil — and the people and places that make it — was my obsession.
Slate | June 24, 2008
Hint: It’s probably not Robert Mugabe
The New York Times Magazine | December 22, 2007
How the scarcity of oil may be making our antibribery laws obsolete.
Outside | March 2007
Alan Dershowitz, meet Steven Donziger. On behalf of 30,000 inhabitants of Ecuador’s remote Oriente region, this New York lawyer is putting it to Big Oil. But will his multi-billion-dollar lawsuit establish a global precedent—or is he just looking for a scapegoat for one of the nastiest messes on earth?
The New York Times Magazine | December 18, 2005
The New York Times Magazine | August 21, 2005
Saudi Arabia, soaring demand and the theory of peak oil.
The New Republic | January 31, 2005
Dispatch from the Niger Delta
Mother Jones | January 2005
How the pursuit of oil is propping up the West African dictatorship of Teodoro Obiang.
The New York Times Magazine | August 2, 2004
This is a bad time to be a big-spending Russian oil billionaire. But Vagit Alekperov has figured out how to beat the system — you just play by Putin’s rules.
The New York Times Magazine | June 8, 2003
Dathar Khashab had what it took to maneuver his way up through the ranks in Saddam Hussein’s oil bureaucracy. When his new managers showed up wearing U.S.-issue fatigues, he didn’t miss a step.
The New Republic | April 30, 2001
How the French became Puritans.