Oil Standard a project by Michael Mandiberg
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  Oil Standard is a web browser plug-in that converts all prices from U.S. Dollars into the equivalent value in barrels of crude oil.

When you load a web page, the script seamlessly inserts converted prices into the page. As the cost of oil fluctuates on the commodities exchange, prices rise and fall in real-time.

Current Versions are Undergoing Maintenance:

For Greasemonkey Users and Developers:



Oil News from: Rigzone.com

Screenshots: Examples of Oil Standard in Action

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Known Issues:
When the script ecounters multiple instances of 'millions' or 'billions' it neglects every other suffix.

Future Improvements (in my ideal world I would have time to):
Add multiple currencies (e.g. Euro, GBP, Yuan, etc)

A project by:
Michael Mandiberg

Commisioned by:

Oil Standard is a 2006 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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