Greater global reliance on gas expected, study finds

Natural gas is "rapidly gaining in geopolitical importance," and is just as quickly emerging as the "fuel of choice" for a world population seeking energy resources that will minimize environmental impact. Also, an integrated global natural gas market is emerging from the regionally isolated markets of today.So says a 2-year study presented May 27 at a 2-day conference at Rice University's Baker Institute in Houston. Jointly conducted by the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University and the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University, the study included four broad conclusions applicable to the rapid shift in the world's increasing r...

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