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Yes, there might be 250- 300 years worth of coal reserves in the United States as noted in a 1974 study – but new findings show the reality is that only a percentage of that coal is a viable resource, Robert B. Finkelman said during his talk at the Energy Minerals Division’s luncheon during the recent AAPG convention in San Antonio.
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In this corner, natural gas. In this corner, coal. No need to tell them to come out swinging – the battle to be the fuel of the future has begun.
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AAPG member Harrison H. “Jack” Schmitt, geologist, author, politician, scientist-astronaut extraordinaire and the last man to walk on the moon, has added another award to his lengthy résumé.
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EMD's luncheon poses the question: "Will Coal Burn Brightly in the Future?"
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To help convention-goers "Pursue The Unconventional," EMD offers a forum to discuss the "Future of Unconventional Resource Plays."
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It's time for a geoscience Fiesta! San Antonio, a famously festive city, is the site of this year's AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, held this month at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
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New Mexico's Tucumcari Basin generates a buzz at the recent NAPE meeting, and with good reason; this old play is ready to add a new chapter to its history.
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The first session of the 110th Congress finished in December with few results. Partisan squabbling and the distraction of a presidential election cycle seemed to bring the legislative process to a halt.
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The Energy Minerals Division (EMD) will be sponsoring an unprecedented number of sessions, forums and short courses at the upcoming 2008 AAPG Annual Convention, which will be held April 20-23 in San Antonio.

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What’s lighter than air and quietly vanishing before our eyes? If you said helium, you may also know that the hunt for its presence may be New Mexico’s next hot play.

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