Can we identify limits to worldwide energy resources?
In the course of considering long-term technology development directions for research and development in fuels and electric power generation, we examined predictions of long-term worldwide energy resource availability, with a focus on oil, natural gas, and coal.
ASPO sees conventional oil production peaking by 2010
The Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO)—a network of scientists, universities, and government departments—met near Paris at the Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP) late last month to push their strong warning that conventional oil production will peak before 2010.
Iraq's contracting policies await state succession
The end of Saddam Hussein's presidency in Iraq marks a new beginning for oil and natural gas companies previously barred by US or United Nations sanctions from doing business in this resource-rich country.
Saboteurs continue to blast Iraqi oil, gas pipelines
Even as Iraq began loading its first oil for export in 3 months on June 21, saboteurs blasted an Iraqi natural gas pipeline at Hit the following day and...
Iraq awards oil exports; Basrah refinery starting up
Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) announced June 11 the results of its tenders for the export of 9.5 million bbl of oil currently stored at Ceyhan, Turkey, the US Energy Information Administration reported.
Watching Government: Budapest and Bucharest
Budapest and Bucharest; Federal appeals court says states have authority to ban MTBE
Federal appeals court says states have authority to ban MTBE
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco early this month unanimously affirmed a lower court decision that found California did not preempt federal authority when the state banned the fuel additive methyl tertiary butyl ether.