1. Month: The current month you are
in. You start the game on the current month according to your
computer clock. The number in parenthesis next to the month is
the turn number you are currently on. The game lasts for 120
2. Cash: This is the amount of cash
you currently have available to you for purchases.
3. Import Price / Gallon: The
cost to import 1 gallon of crude oil. When importing mass
quantities, importing costs can be very high, exceeding $0.300 per
gallon. If you manage your land plots well, depleting oil can
cost as little as $0.010 per gallon, so you'll often want to use
your land plots whenever possible.
4. Maximum Importable Gallons:
The maximum amount of crude oil you can import this turn. The
only factor in this is the amount of cash you have available, so if
you have $1 billion in cash, and the import price is $0.200, you can
import a maximum of 5 billion gallons of crude oil.
5. Export Price / Gallon: The
price you can sell 1 gallon of crude oil. Export prices are
usually very low, often below $0.100 per gallon. Even though
you can make a profit by depleting oil from your land plots and
exporting the crude, you'll make far more money by refining the oil
into various products and selling it.
6. Crude in Stock: The amount of
crude you have in stock, either from importing or from your land
7. Average Crude Cost: The average cost
per gallon of the crude you have drilled / imported. This
figure is one way to determine if you are using your money
efficiently to get crude - if your average crude cost is high
(>$0.100), you may want to make sure you're not spending too much
on surveying or buying plots or drilling wells. You should try
to keep this figure as low as possible.
8. Storage Available: The amount
of storage you have available for additional crude. This is
equal to the number of storage units times 15,000,000 minus any
crude or products you already own.
9. Crude to Import: The amount of
crude you have ordered to import this turn.
10. Crude to Export: The amount of
crude you have exported this turn.
11. Demand for Crude: The current
demand for crude oil overseas. You cannot export any amount
beyond this figure.
12. Import Crude button: Click this
button to import crude. See Importing Crude
13. Export Crude button: Click this
button to export crude. See Exporting Crude
14. Close button: Closes the current
screen and returns you to the main menu.
15. Toggle Main Menu button: Opens the
main menu without closing the current screen. If the main menu
is already shown, clicking this button will hide the main
16. Import / Export Graph: Displays the
trend in crude import and export prices over the past 12 months. The
white line indicates the import price, while the blue line indicates
the export price. To highlight a particular line, click on legend
display on the right for the line you wish to highlight. To hide a
line, right-click the legend display for the line you wish to