A RigZone.com article explains why the natural gas from shale boom that has occurred in the United States is not making much of a bang in many other countries.More at RigZone.com.
“In 2011, India was the fourth largest energy consumer in the world after the United States, China, and Russia. [...] India’s energy policy above all focuses on securing energy sources to meet the needs of its growing economy. Primary energy consumption has more than doubled between 1990 and 2011.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration country report.More at Energy Information Administration.
The International Energy Agency has an article about global carbon dioxide emissions. During 2011 they increased by 1.0 Gt to a new record high. Some quotes:
* “What China has done over such a short period of time to improve energy efficiency and deploy clean energy is already paying major dividends to the global environment”
* “India’s emissions rose by 140 Mt, or 8.7%, moving it ahead of Russia to become the fourth largest emitter behind China, the United States, and the European Union.”
* “Despite these increases, per-capita CO2 emissions in China and India still remain just 63% and 15% of the OECD average respectively.”More at International Energy Agency.
Numerous new natural gas discoveries on the east coast of Africa are making that area a potential hub for supplying natural gas to India.More at Reuters.com.
An article on Reuters.com reports that Oil India Limited, a public oil and gas company under the control of the Government of India, is interested in buying a stake in the Eagle Ford Shale in the United States as well as stakes in natural gas shales in…More at Reuters.com.