Natural gas presently supplies almost one-third of the total U.S. energy supply--and like oil, has had its proven reserves reduced by ever-increasing production. The potential gas reserves of the United States are sufficient to maintain our present demand for a considerable period of time, if these reserves can be found. The exploration necessary has to be financed by increased gas cost. Additional technology will be necessary to increase the amounts of gas that can be produced from our present and future supplies. Several methods of obtaining the capital necessary to perform the additional drilling and areas of technical improvement are discussed.
Gibbs, D. E., "An Overview of Natural Gas Supply and Availability" (1974). UMR-MEC Conference. 26.
1st UMR-MEC Conference on Energy Resources (1974: Apr. 24-26, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Mining and Petroleum
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