Elsevier Launches New Journal: Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering

First issue to be published in 2008

Amsterdam, 03 January 2008 – Elsevier announced today that it is launching a new journal, the Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. The journal will be published bimonthly, and will focus on the advances in the rapidly expanding area of natural gas science and engineering. The first issue will appear in late 2008.

The Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering will cover the fields of natural gas exploration, production, processing and transmission in its broadest possible sense. The objective of the Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering will be to bridge the gap between the engineering and the science of natural gas by publishing papers by and for scientists and engineers working in any field of natural gas science and engineering, from the reservoir to the market. Research articles, case histories, field process reports, short communications, book reviews, symposia proceedings and review articles will be available to more than 11 million researchers via Elsevier’s online platform ScienceDirect.

"There is an emerging new dominance of natural gas as the premier fuel of the world economy,” says Editor-in-Chief Michael Economides, “This new journal dedicated to natural gas will provide a niche in the economy, a niche in the technology and a niche in the integration of previously disparate disciplines.”

Natural gas use is currently growing across all economic sectors. Natural gas burns cleaner than oil or coal, and this environmental benefit has encouraged its use. While decades ago, natural gas was seen as an unwanted by-product of oil and may have been wasted, its value has now been fully recognized. Developing nations with gas reserves are finding this resource invaluable to building their economies.

“Natural gas science and engineering is now establishing itself as an important research area, as the field has been growing steadily over the last 10 years”, says Publisher Friso Veenstra. “In that sense, it was a natural choice for a new journal launch, and we are very fortunate to be supported by some of the top people in the field.”

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Notes to editors:
Michael J. Economides
, one of the most instantly recognizable names in the petroleum and chemical engineering professions and the energy industry, will serve as Editor-in-Chief. A professor of chemical engineering at the University of Houston and the managing partner of a petroleum engineering and strategy consulting firm, Economides is one of the few people that can actually be conversant in all aspects of the natural gas chain – from the geopolitical to the economic to the technical encompassing all areas: upstream, midstream and downstream. His co-Editor will be Saeid Mokhatab, Technical Advisor of Production & Lift Technology LLC, Lubbock, TX, USA. More than twenty internationally-recognized experts have agreed to serve as Associate Editors.

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