Oil: Key players and movements (Financial Times)

[Editor’s note: curious interactive map from the Financial Times. I like the “top 10” listings in tables but wish there was more going on with the maps themselves (choropleth coloring, direct interactivity). The technique of using background images (oil derek and oil tanker) seems to be making a comeback at the FT, WSJ, and elsewhere of late. I think it is more effective when masked by an area chart.]

Updated with 2007 data, [this Financial Times] interactive map examines the world’s largest oil producers, consumers, and how oil flows around the world. Updated: June 18 2008.

Screenshots below. Interactive version here.

ft oil gas map 1

ft oil gas map 2

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