These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate OilPrice Least Biased based on balanced news reporting that is inline with their genre as well as the use of minimal emotional loaded language. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 35/180
Oilprice.com provides updated Oil and energy prices. They also have information and articles written by journalists and analysts in the Energy, Political and Economic space. According to their about page “Oilprice.com is the most popular energy news site in the world. Our analysis focuses on Oil and Gas, Alternative Energy and Geopolitics. Oilprice works with the largest names in financial news and provides news and analysis to sites such as CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Nasdaq, Fortune, TIME Magazine, Huffington Post, USA Today, CNN Money, Business Insider and hundreds of others.” The current editors are Nick Cunningham, Tom Kool, and Josh Owens.
Funded by / Ownership
OilPrice does not openly disclose ownership, however, James Stafford is listed as the founder. Revenue is generated through subscription fees and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, OilPrice reports on global crude oil prices as well as general energy news. Headlines and articles are low biased in wording such as this: Shell, Exxon Close Deal To Build Five LNG Import Terminals. This, like all other articles, is properly sourced to credible media outlets such as Reuters. In general, OilPrice sticks exactly to what they claim, which is the energy industry. OilPrice reports on politics only as it relates to energy and often with balance and minimal bias such as this: Trump Clashes With California Over Fuel Regulations. When it comes to science, OilPrice does not make any statements regarding climate change. Through they do frequently report on alternative energy such as this: Amazon Makes The Largest Ever Electric Vehicle Purchase. In general, OilPrice does exactly what they claim and that is to report on Oil Prices and the energy sector. There is minimal bias present and information is factual.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate OilPrice Least Biased based on balanced news reporting that is in line with their genre as well as the use of minimal emotional loaded language. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/12/2016) Updated (9/21/2019)