EME 444
Global Energy Enterprise

Summary and Final Tasks

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With this lesson, we continued our survey of energy industries based on energy sources. In this lesson, you learned about the natural gas industry--from exploration and extraction, transportation, resource estimates, demand and usage and externalities.

You learned:

  • about sources of natural gas;
  • a simple explanation of seismology and its role in resource exploration;
  • concepts and terminology related to on- and off-shore natural gas extraction;
  • about major components of the US natural gas pipeline system;
  • benefits and uses of liquefied natural gas (LNG);
  • qualifiers in resource allocations and how to report on current estimates;
  • to weigh the relative advantages and externalities of hydraulic fracturing;
  • about methane leakage and related considerations.

Have you completed everything?

You have reached the end of Lesson 7! Double-check the list of requirements on the first page of this lesson to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there.