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About

The Global Fossil Project Tracker (GFPT) is a resource for researchers, communities, activists, and students who would like to learn more about fossil fuel industry infrastructure around the world. It serves as a surveillance system for planned and existing projects, enabling users to track locations, status, size, history, ownership, and industry trends. Currently the tracker includes oil pipelines, gas pipelines, liquified natural gas terminals, and coal terminals. The tracker includes over 600 pipelines and over 800 terminals in over 80 countries.

Filtering

The tracker organizes information in both a map and table format. Projects can be filtered in the following ways:

  • Status Category: To select one or more status categories, click one or more checkboxes, such as “Operating” and/or “Proposed.”
  • Facility Type: To select one or more types of facilities, click one or more checkboxes such as “Oil Pipelines.”
  • Company: To find a particular company’s facilities, type the company’s name in the “Filter the map” box. For example, type Enbridge.
  • Country: To find a particular country’s facilities, type the name of the country in the “Filter the map” box. For example, type India.
  • Country Zoom: To zoom the map to a particular country, click directly on that country in the global map view.

Wiki Pages

Each project is documented on a footnoted wiki page on SourceWatch. To access a wiki page, click on the location of the project (on the map) or on the name of the project (in the table), then select the wiki link.

Research

The tracker was designed and produced by CoalSwarm, a network of researchers developing collaborative informational resources on fossil fuel projects. Researchers included James Browning, Natalie Cherot, Gregor Clark, Joshua Frank, Erik Hazard, Ben Inskeep, Ahna Kruciz, Ted Nace, Lydia Plante, Christine Shearer, and Adrian Wilson. Web/GIS programming was done by Tom Allnutt of GreenInfo Network.

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2018 by CoalSwarm. All rights reserved. For more information or to request data, please contact Ted Nace (ted AT tednace.com).

How to use this map

The tracker uses a two-level system for organizing information. Summary information including location, status, and sponsor is found on the maps and table. Annual coal capacity of the terminals can also be found on the table. For further detail and footnoted references, each terminal is linked to a wiki page on SourceWatch.

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