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“Clean coal” is rapidly becoming more important as energy demands continue to rise. Clean coal is coal that has been stripped of minerals and other impurities. It is then gasified and burned, and resulting flue gases can be treated with steam and re-burned to make CO2 in the flue gas economically recoverable.

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Explorer Article

AAPG has several opportunities in the next several weeks for those who want to make vacation time last a little longer by taking a field seminar. There also are short courses to help you brush up on much-needed skills (and earn Professional Development Hours, too).

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Explorer Emphasis Article

Verbal write-offs of the Gulf of Mexico are nothing new; it wasn’t all that long ago that the region was derisively referred to as The Dead Sea. To the surprise of many industry watchers, however, the “dead” region came roaring back to life -- rather quickly -- becoming the locus of an unprecedented level of E&P activity.

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Unconventional hydrocarbons are so like, well, in these days. Indeed, coalbed methane, shale gas, oil sands and such have quickly become the darlings of many operators and financial analysts alike. But there are other things to be excited about as well.

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Technical winners have been announced for the best paper and poster presentations at April’s AAPG Annual Convention in Houston. The winners will receive their awards at the opening session of the next annual meeting, set April 1-4 in Long Beach, Calif.

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Officials are calling the first-ever AAPG European Region conference to be held in Mallorca, Spain, a “great success.” The conference, “Architecture of Carbonate Systems Through Time,” was held in late April and attracted over 130 attendees from 31 countries -- and over half of those attending were members of AAPG.

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Explorer Policy Watch

Even with Congress in recess a large part of the month of April, Washington remains an active place -- and to help keep everyone better informed, Carl J. Smith and the Government Affairs Committee are working to reactivate the system of “Action Alerts” for notifying members of pertinent issues.

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Explorer President’s Column

This is the last letter I shall write to AAPG members as their 89th president, and it summarizes the Executive Committee’s goals and accomplishments during the 2005-06 fiscal year. Following are some comments on a few developments not anticipated when I took office. From there I’ll move on to some observations about AAPG policies and directions, and conclude with some personal observations about my year as president.

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Explorer Article

Geophysicist and author Peter Tertzakian told the opening session audience in Houston that the world has become addicted to oil, a theme also sounded by U.S. President George W. Bush.

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Energy efficiency expert Amory Lovins believes the United States can reduce, even eliminate, its escalating consumption of oil.

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