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As key Senators continue their push for energy exports, Senator Barrasso (R-WY) recently held Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing to discuss the economic and geopolitical benefits of exporting domestic crude oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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Explorer Policy Watch

Congress is talking about science now more than ever – and some of the dialogue is unfavorable. However, attacking science may be a surrogate for opposition to federal regulations, which seem to be appearing at a faster rate than in the past.

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Over the past year as DPA president-elect I considered choosing a theme for my term in office. As I spoke with active and associate AAPG members, I realized very few of them knew of all the great programs DPA offers.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

After the city of Denton, Texas, in the Barnett Shale voted to ban hydraulic fracturing last November, the Texas legislature shifted into high gear to ensure no other Texas town would follow Denton’s renegade move.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Unconventional resources have propelled the United States to the top of the world’s energy producers, and the downturn is just another opportunity to figure out how to keep getting better.

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Explorer Article

The chief geologist for a Canadian regulatory agency says the group is working to assess potential risks by better understanding the full geologic framework in the development of oil sands and heavy oil in the province of Alberta.

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Energy Policy Blog

The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, chaired by Representative Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) recently held a hearing that investigated the environmental risks and economic benefits of Alaska offshore Arctic drilling. Two of the new Arctic offshore regulations attracted the most controversy: the requirement for a standby rig in case of a blowout, and the shortened drilling season. This hearing comes at the same time as Shell mobilizes its equipment for drilling in the Chukchi Sea later this summer. Groups opposed to Arctic drilling recently protested the Polar Pioneer drilling rig’s departure from the Port of Seattle.

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Energy Policy Blog

Last week, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on 42 legislative proposals that are geared toward promoting accountability and reform in current U.S. energy policies. The hearing touched on a broad array of topics, including energy exports, state versus federal authority in energy development, reliability of the electric grid, cybersecurity, as well as reform of federal programs such as the Department of Energy’s (DOE) loan guarantee program and the mission of DOE’s National Labs.

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Explorer Policy Watch

Concerns over aging or inadequate infrastructure and changes in the energy mix led the Obama administration to focus the first Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) on transmission, storage and distribution infrastructure.

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Explorer President’s Column

Oil prices were at near record highs when I became AAPG president almost exactly one year ago – and immediately thereafter they began to fall.

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Book Now! Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) 2020 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) will be held 7–10 June, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. ACE remains a symbol and the intellectual headquarters for providing the technology, science, and skills to help fuel our future. 

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Sponsorships are now available for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists' 2020 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) to be held 7–10 June, in Houston, Texas.

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Events Blog

Exhibit space is available for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists' 2020 Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) to be held 7–10 June, in Houston, Texas.

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