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World hydrocarbon supply ‘relatively boundless,’ SEG told

September 30th, 2013

Geophysical advances have contributed to the identification of a "relatively boundless supply" of oil and gas worldwide, Barry Smitherman, chairman, Texas Railroad Commission (RRC), told the Society of Exploration Geophysicists annual meeting Sept. 23.

IHS: World’s tight oil resources hold large potential

September 30th, 2013

The world has large potential technical recoverable resources of tight oil possibly several times those of North America, according to a recent geological study by global analytics firm IHS.

Lease accounting proposals worry operators, contractors

September 30th, 2013

Oil and gas operators, drilling contractors, and their trade associations have voiced concern about proposed accounting changes they fear would complicate contractual relationships, confuse investors, and raise administrative costs.

Alaska, major LNG financier in Japan sign agreement

September 30th, 2013

Alaska's Department of Natural Resources and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation signed a memorandum of agreement to explore ways Alaska resources, particularly natural gas, might be developed and exported to Japan.

Watching Government: What California actually did

September 30th, 2013

California now has its own hydraulic fracturing requirements. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed Senate Bill 4 into law Sept. 20. Regulations go into effect Jan. 1, 2014, and become final a year later.

Pieces moving into place for Azerbaijan-to-Europe gas line

September 30th, 2013

Prospects for completing a natural gas pipeline from Azerbaijan to Europe improved significantly in June when the Shah Deniz consortium selected the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) proposal as the project's final link, experts at a Sept. 13 Jamestown Foundation forum agreed.

Keystone XL advocates, foes mark permit request’s fifth anniversary

September 30th, 2013

Supporters and opponents of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline marked the fifth anniversary of the project's application for a cross-border permit from the US Department of State with statements, hearings, and protests.

Reviving price controls

September 30th, 2013

British leadership continues in the global race to self-destruct via energy fiat. The position seemed under threat when the government began discussing lower subsidies for renewable energy sources.

Facts matter

September 30th, 2013

Oil and gas operations anywhere along the value chain have come under much public criticism, some deserved, some not.

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September 30th, 2013

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