Explorer Division Column DPA

Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave his State of the State address Feb. 8, with the central theme being “Reform and the Streamlining of State Government.” As with many states, Texas is facing red ink. The governor wants to balance the budget, and in order to do so one of his initiatives is to combine or suspend 40 boards.

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Explorer President’s Column

In thinking about the future of AAPG and the petroleum industry, it is interesting to contemplate the frontiers we currently face and those we could face in the future – but it also is worthwhile to consider the frontiers of the past.

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Explorer Director’s Corner

At the AAPG Leadership Days in August, the major theme was, “What would AAPG look like in 2035?”

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Explorer Director’s Corner

I have asked my share of dumb questions in my lifetime. Sometimes we just miss the obvious.

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Explorer Policy Watch

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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Explorer Division Column EMD

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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Explorer Policy Watch

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled that while it remained concerned about environmental assessments performed for the 2007-12 five-year program, those concerns were restricted to the lease sales planned for the Arctic Ocean and Alaska outer continental shelf (OCS).

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Explorer Making a Difference

J. Fred Read, professor of geology at Virginia Tech University and a recipient of this year’s AAPG Grover E. Murray Distinguished Educator Award, has an admission to make. An apology of sorts.

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Explorer President’s Column

The U.S. election for president is upon us. The world is watching; as goes the U.S. economy, so goes the global economy.

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Explorer Policy Watch

This month’s column is a summary of outcomes of events that AAPG members have participated in that relate to the efforts of the GEO-DC office. Most of the activities have an element of “global” or “international” import as well as a U.S. domestic slant.

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