COMMENT: Obstacles bedevil EISA’s RFS biofuels mandate
Is it possible for 36 billion gal/year of renewable fuels to be produced in 15 years, and if so, would it bring energy independence and security to the US?
Yergin: Renewables becoming competitive in energy markets
Renewable energy is becoming competitive in energy markets yet must overcome problems of economics, technology, and scale, said Daniel Yergin, chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) and executive vice-president of IHS Inc., at the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference in Washington, DC.
Ziff: Royalty hike worsens Alberta gas industry troubles
A looming royalty increase is aggravating a “recession” in Alberta’s conventional oil and gas industry, according to a veteran Calgary consultant.
Luthi: OCS oil and gas leasing must move beyond gulf
More federal Outer Continental Shelf areas must be opened for oil and gas leasing if the US expects to limit its energy imports, said US Minerals Management Service Director Randall B. Luthi.
WATCHING GOVERNMENT: What Congress needs to hear
Oil and gas producers face formidable technical challenges as they venture into deeper water.
Gastech: Meeting gas demand to require partnerships, technology
Industry keynote speeches opening Gastech 2008 in Bangkok centered on the bright future of natural gas, especially LNG; the need for cooperation among international oil companies, national oil companies, and resource-host governments; and the critical role technology will play in industry’s growth to 2030.
Gastech: Market factors to slow global LNG evolution
Against a rapidly changing environmental and geopolitical backdrop, the global LNG industry appears rapidly evolving, said Martin Houston, executive vice-president and managing director for BG Group PLC.
WATCHING THE WORLD: Beyond petroleum
Beyond petroleum is the direction various companies are headed these days, as many of them turn to the production of biofuels, especially second-generation.