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It should come as no surprise that here at GEO-DC we spend a lot of time talking about energy and the future of energy.

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The media had been buzzing all morning with news that the administration was planning to open additional areas of the outer continental shelf (OCS) to exploration and production as part of a new energy plan.

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Gas hydrate, a crystalline compound of water and natural gas, has been touted as a vast potential energy resource for more than a decade – but realizing this potential has persistently remained beyond reach due to technical and economic hurdles.

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AAPG and the National Science Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to increase funding for earth scientists over the next five years.

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The president has proposed to repeal a series of oil and natural gas tax “preferences.”

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Congress passes many laws – that is its principal function as outlined in Article I of the U.S. Constitution. It also controls the nation’s purse strings, deciding how tax revenue collected from the people will be spent for the people.

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I recently had the pleasure of participating in an E&P company’s internal reservoir characterization technology forum. The eclectic meeting covered topics ranging from the implications of peak oil to ways to improve recovery factors.

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Show me the money: Government officials are pumping new funding into geothermal research and projects.

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The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council has been awarded a $4 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy to provide training opportunities focused for U.S. independent producers.

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When it comes to geothermal energy, Germany is feeling the heat – literally and figuratively – beneath its feet.

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