Illustrative List of Oil Drilling and Refinery Equipment

The Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) views control of energy resources as more than a source of revenue. For ISIL, controlling energy resources represents a way to legitimize its governance in the eyes of local populations. To limit ISIL’s ability to benefit financially from oil produced within its territories, the U.S. government has collaborated with the international oil industry to create an illustrative list of oil drilling and refinery equipment, which ISIL will likely require to continue its oil production and refining operations. We request the list be used to identify equipment to prevent the shipment or transshipment of drilling and refining equipment and related material into ISIL-controlled territory.

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