Gulf Publishing Company sells oil, gas books business to Elsevier

Gulf Publishing Company (GPC) has sold Gulf Books to Elsevier Science, the company announced on Thursday. 

GPC will continue to be a reseller of books by other publishers for the oil and gas industry, while pursuing its other media businesses.

“Selling our books business allows us to continue as a books reseller, and to concentrate more on our core business in oil and gas of print and online media, data, and events," said John Royall, President & CEO of Gulf Publishing Company.

About Gulf Publishing Company

Gulf Publishing Company is an international media and events business dedicated to the oil and gas sector. Founded in 1916, Gulf Publishing Company produces and distributes leading trade journals, technical handbooks, industry research, databases, software, multi-media training, publications, conferences and events designed for the needs of the energy industry. Gulf Publishing’s flagship magazines, Hydrocarbon Processing and World Oil, are published monthly. Gulf Publishing Company is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has distribution throughout the globe. For more information, visit

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