Thursday, December 19, 2013

About Jack J. Grynberg, Grynberg Petroleum Company, and this blog

Welcome to my blog!  I'm, Jack J. Grynberg, an independent oilman who's survived the ups and downs of the oil and natural gas business for more than half a century.  For more information about me, check out this entry on Wikipedia:

I've been fighting the  incompetence and outright corruption of "the majors" in the oil and gas industry for decades. If you'd like to learn more about the battles I've fought and the challenges I've shouldered - both in the field and in the courts - then you may want to read investigative journalist Greg Palast's brilliant expose Vultures' Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores, which is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.   You can read an excerpt here on Google Books:

You can find a lot of references to me on the web, as well.  I suggest you begin with these:

Fighting Mad. Westword, November 2006 (here:

Independent Oilman Takes On Oil Giants.  National Public Radio, May 2006 (here:

Taking the Law Into Their Own Hands.  High Country News, March 2006. (here:

The 'Green' Side of Jack Grynberg. (video here:

Grynberg: Investors in Victoria Oil and Gas are Right to Raise Questions.  PR Newswire, March 2013.  (here:

Victoria Oil & Gas faces challenge from octogenarian oil tycoon Jack Grynberg.  Daily Telegraph, February 2013. (here:

Jack Grynberg Battles On.  The FCPA Blog, February 2010. (here:

Jack Grynberg Sues the World Bank Group and ICSID Over Concerns of Conflicts of Interest.  PR Newswire.  May, 2013 (here:

I welcome your questions and comments.  I'm a very busy man, which unfortunately means that I can't always respond to them as quickly as I'd like, so please be patient with me.

Thank you for your interest!