Editorial: CARB's emissions fiat
Three statements of varying formality from the California Air Resources Board give clear perspective to the panel's Sept. 24 fiat on vehicle emissions of greenhouse gases.
Catalytic methane synthesis can extend hydrocarbon supply
Despite the wide disparity of views among experts about remaining recoverable hydrocarbon resources and the timing of peak production of conventional reserves, certain trends are not in dispute:
Permitting delays frustrate Rockies gas producers
Rockies gas producers
The US Rocky Mountain region has great potential for natural gas reserves, but Houston-based Dominion Exploration & Production Inc. is growing frustrated with permitting delays and escalating costs of doing business.
SPE: Saudi Aramco aims at sustained deliverability
Contrary to recent speculation about an imminent sharp decline in Saudi Arabian oil production capacity, Nasen G. Saleri, manager-reservoir management of Saudi Aramco, told participants at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Houston that Saudi Aramco is pursuing a strategy of maintaining low depletion rates in its fields of 1-3%/ year for at least 20-25 years.
FACTS: Time fleeting for Asia's low-price LNG deals
Low-price LNG deals of recent years in Asia could be things of the past because the future direction of the US natural gas market will have a profound impact on the global LNG market, including Asia.
ConocoPhillips exec debates US LNG terminal siting
Developers of LNG projects in the US should not make terminal-site decisions based on regional natural gas price differentials, said ConocoPhillips Qatar Pres. Mike Stice at an LNG conference in Houston Sept. 24.
Global upstream outlays rose in 2003, analysts say
Worldwide upstream spending for oil and natural gas increased by 9% to $161 billion in 2003, rebounding from a 4.4% decline the previous year, according to the latest annual global review of upstream performance by John S. Herold Inc. and Harrison Lovegrove & Co. Ltd.
Carbon sequestration forum approves capture projects
The latest ministerial statement from the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) held in Melbourne has approved 10 collaborative carbon capture and storage projects around the world.