The U.S. gas rig count has shrunk to almost a fourth of its peak in September 2008 as a glut of domestic supplies pushed prices of the fuel down to 10-year lows and drove energy producers toward more profitable oil and liquids-rich plays.
Martin Durbin, the newly tapped CEO for America’s Natural Gas Alliance, told FuelFix in a Wednesday interview that natural gas producers need to do more work in state legislatures and on Capitol Hill to advance policies that will grow demand for the fossil fuel.
Nick Stavropoulos, executive vice president of gas operations for Pacific Gas and Electric Co., offered a sobering reminder of the risks of carrying volatile hydrocarbons by pipeline through populated areas.
Ever since massive quantities of natural gas were discovered in Israeli and Cypriot territorial waters, the reaction of Russia under the ubiquitous Vladimir Putin became a giant question mark. After all Russia’s energy hegemony over Europe was at stake.
About a third of the members of the American Association of Professional Landmen are women and the numbers are growing. Houstonian Hellen Reasoner Hutchison said the trend started with her, when she became the first woman to join in 1973.
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