Energy Policy Blog

EPA raised its estimate of the cost of future damage from CO2 emissions from $42 to $65 per metric ton of CO2 emitted in 2020. The lower number is the 2010 estimate; the higher number is the 2013 estimate.

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Explorer Historical Highlights

The Netherlands is renowned for its giant Groningen gas field, which contains about 100 TCF of gas  and has a total life expectancy of about 100 years. 

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Energy Policy Blog

The Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act (H.R. 1613) passed the House on June 27, 2013 with a bipartisan vote of 256-171. The bill, sponsored by Representatives Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Doc Hastings (R-WA), and Matt Salmon (R-AZ), would enact the terms of an agreement signed in February 2012 by the Obama Administration and Mexico to govern how to explore, develop, and share revenue from oil and natural gas resources along the maritime border in the Gulf of Mexico. The bill awaits consideration by the Senate.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

These days all the talk about resource plays and the boomtown atmosphere in places like Williston, N.D., and Midland, Texas, has shifted focus away from the offshore.

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Correlator Article

A world oil supply in transition does not mean the world is ‘running out of oil’. Instead, it means that oil supply is evolving from one dominated by low cost production and large excess capacity to one with higher cost and smaller excess capacity.

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Explorer Policy Watch

The 112th Congress (January 2011 to January 2013) has passed little legislation – in fact, it set a record for inactivity, and no bills impacting petroleum exploration and production have been passed.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

Achieving AAPG’s mission to advance the science and technology of petroleum geology often requires setting a broader context.

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Explorer Division Column EMD

If you have a pulse and have been to an AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE) over the past couple of years or so, or a recent AAPG International Convention and Exhibition (ICE) such as those held in Calgary or Milan, you would have noticed.

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Explorer Spotlight On…

AAPG award-winning geologist Tony Doré once almost tossed a budding career in geology to hit the road with his guitar.

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