Taking a page out of their Keystone XL playbook, environmentalists are urging the Obama administration to delay decisions on whether to allow more companies to export natural gas harvested inside the United States because of climate change concerns.
Nearly one third of those surveyed cited the skills shortage as the biggest threat to the sector, while a lack of skilled trainers was identified as a major training issue by more than 20 percent of participants.
YPF SA, Argentina’s largest oil company that was nationalized 11 months ago, is planning to boost capital investments by 60 percent as it “aggressively” explores shale, the chief executive officer said.
Japan, which imports almost all its energy, produced gas in the world’s first tests to extract the fuel from methane hydrate deposits under the seabed, Japan Oil, Gas & Metals National Corp. said in an e-mailed statement.
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