New NPC natural gas report receives praise, criticism

Congressional Republicans from energy-producing states and industry officials lauded a new National Petroleum Council natural gas report that calls for both expanding supply and increasing conservation measures to meet growing US gas demand needs by 2025. Click here to enlarge imageBut most environmental groups criticized the study, saying it focused too much on the drillbit and not enough on reducing demand.NPC called on policymakers to increase access and reduce permitting impediments to developing Lower 48 resources. The report also calls for more conservation through market-oriented initiatives and consumer education (OGJ Online, Sept. 24, 2003)."There are no quick fixes to the pric...

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