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The existence of 34 Tcm of natural gas reservoirs in the Islamic Republic of Iran along with experience from more than a century in the region has made the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) one of the most reliable active companies in the arena.

The recent visit of Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Bangladesh’s opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia almost went unnoticed. Despite the Indian government’s red carpet welcome, the media and analysts seemed to miss the significance of this move toward a more energy secure future and geopolitically stable neighborhood.

Landlocked Bolivia is unique among nations for many reasons, not the least of which is its wide range of terrains, climates and biodiversity, which are in turn a consequence of precipitous altitude changes within the country. From Andean glaciers to Amazonian rain forests, the country is a patchwork of varying elevations, including dozens of active and extinct volcanoes and innumerable rivers.

Transpetro, a company 100% owned by Petrobras, is the largest logistics and transportation company in Latin America for the oil and liquid byproducts segment, and the national leader of natural gas transportation and processing. It is present in more than 200 cities and every Brazilian region.

P&GJ’s 2013 international pipeline survey indicates 77,318 miles of pipelines are in various stages of construction and planned. Of these, 33,205 represent projects in the planning and engineering phase and 44,113 are in various stages of construction.

By widely embracing natural gas as a primary fuel source, U.S. colleges and universities have joined the ever-growing movement for energy change. Spurred by organizations like the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) - which was created to help institutions meet ambitious, long-term energy goals - higher education is demonstrating that natural gas is an effective “green” solution in more ways than one: it reduces one’s carbon footprint and saves money on long-term energy costs.

Citing the harsh conditions, complex systems and potentially catastrophic consequences of missteps within the modern oil and gas industry, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration has entered into a contract with Deloitte LLP to offer consulting services through Deloitte to the oil and gas industry, focusing on safety and risk mitigation efforts for “black swan” events, incidents of “low probability and high consequence.”

As baby boomers begin to make their exodus into retirement, many companies have found themselves seeking top talent in a competitive market. But, what kind of engineers are in demand and what are companies doing to win and retain top talent in this environment?

That Alaska would like to commercialize its 35 Tcf in known reserves of North Slope natural gas doesn’t exactly come under the heading of “new news” to anyone in the energy business.

According to a study released by BDO USA, LLP, 80% of the 100 biggest publicly traded exploration and production companies by revenue listed insufficient pipeline, storage or trucking capacity as among the potential risks to their business for 2013. The study was conducted on the companies’ SEC 10-K filings, which list possible threats to their financial performance.

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