Potential Gas Committee boosts US gas resource estimate

Click here to enlarge imageThe Potential Gas Committee has estimated the US natural gas resource base was 1,258 tcf at the end of 2000, and if all of it is developed, it would equal 63 years of supply at current production rates.That represents an increase of 4.5% from the committee's last analysis, in 1998.The American Gas Association said the size of the resource base is immaterial unless producers are given access to the supplies and pipelines can be built to deliver them.Roger Cooper, AGA executive vice-president, said, "All the increases in the world don't add up to much if we can't transport those supplies to market. It's vital to gain greater access to our tremend...

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