E. INDONESIAN GAS-1: Irian Jaya's Waropen basin could hold more giant gas reserves

Natural gas is fast becoming a primary energy source throughout the world. Its varied use, from power generation to commercial and residential heating, has grown by more than 40% globally the past decade alone and shows signs of accelerating.At the same time that demand has grown, actual production in many regions has fallen largely due to lack of exploration and replacement of consumed reserves. This is particularly true in the US, for example, where production has declined 17% the past ten years while consumption has increased 45%.Such facts bring to the fore several important points. The combination of growing demand and insecure (even shrinking) supply leads sooner or later to the typ...

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