Survey: Access, drilling top hurdles for North American gas gains

The two biggest challenges to increasing North American natural gas production are access to prospective land and availability of adequate drilling services, according to a survey by Ziff Energy Group, Calgary.Ziff released the survey at its North American Gas Strategies conference in Houston last week. Representatives from 97 North American companies participated in the survey, representing producers, end-users, marketers, pipelines, storage operators, and local distribution companies. The survey was conducted in February and March 2001.Paul Ziff, Ziff Energy CEO, said, "Our survey is designed to provide an integrated description of the outlook for the North American gas industry from we...

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