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Just Who Are These Investors in Shales?

March 31, 2015 by Deborah Lawrence
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Issuing additional shares of stock is a very expensive, and less than ideal, way for a company to get money. And yet, shale companies are issuing new shares at the fastest rate in more than a decade. The first three months of 2015 have seen about $8B in new issuance. But the market appears aberrant.[read more]

South Africa's Shale Gas Potential

March 19, 2015 by Sussex Energy Group

South Africa is undergoing changes to its energy supply, from renewable energy, to two new coal plants, with the possibilities of shale gas exploration. As the country is a net importer of gas from its neighboring Mozambique and Namibia, efforts are increasing to secure oil and gas domestically.[read more]

Is a Chinese Shale Revolution in the Offing?

March 9, 2015 by Roman Kilisek
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China and Shale

Countries all across the whole globe like to talk up a very big game about how they are developing their domestic shale oil and gas resources and sometimes utter lofty expectations of energy independence. Actual progress, however, has been very slow.[read more]

Shale Gas and Tight Oil are Commercially Produced in Just Four Countries

February 22, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Shale Gas and Tight Oil Origins

The United States, Canada, China, and Argentina are currently the only four countries in the world that are producing commercial volumes of either natural gas from shale formations (shale gas) or crude oil from tight formations (tight oil). The U.S. is by far the dominant producer of both shale gas and tight oil.[read more]

Interview with William Burnett, Formerly of the Gas Research Institute

January 21, 2015 by Alex Trembath

William Burnett Interview

William Burnett worked in energy R&D for the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration, the Department of Energy, and Gas Research Institute. He retired there as Executive VP, where he was responsible for R&D planning and management in natural gas supply, distribution, and utilization.[read more]

Interview with Bob Hanold, Formerly of Los Alamos National Laboratory

January 6, 2015 by Alex Trembath

Bob Hanold Interview

Bob Hanold worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory until his retirement in 1999. Although initially involved in microseismic fracture mapping and hydraulic fracturing for geothermal projects, he transitioned entirely to oil and gas projects with the formation of the Partnership Office.[read more]

New Report on Water Impacts of Shale Gas Development

September 18, 2014 by Edward Dodge
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Shale Gas and Water

On September 12th, the World Resources Institute held an event to unveil their new report on the fresh water impacts of shale gas development. The Wold Resources Institute report examines the availability of freshwater across shale plays globally.[read more]

A Quiet Confession: China Cuts 2020 Shale Gas Goals in Half  

August 20, 2014 by Kate Rosow Chrisman

China and Shale Gas

China quietly cut its 2020 goals for shale gas, a goal that was so ambitious that few took the number seriously. The goal – to ramp up from zero commercial production of shale gas to 60-80 billion cubic meters by 2020 – was met with skepticism both inside and outside China when first announced.[read more]

The Real Reason Shell Halted Its Ukrainian Shale Operations

June 25, 2014 by Igor Alexeev

Shell and Ukrainian Shale

Royal Dutch Shell has blamed air strikes by the government in Kiev against its own citizens as the reason it decided to halt its shale oil projects in the region. The truth may be that company is disappointed with the viability of what it once thought was a large shale deposit, and is looking for a way out.[read more]

Shale Gas Blooms in China? Not So Fast

April 10, 2014 by Kate Rosow Chrisman

China and Shale

When China released its 2015 targets of 6.5 billion cubic meters of shale gas a few years back, it looked like the goal was out of reach. At the time, the country had zero commercial shale gas production and domestic natural gas extraction was mainly in the hands of state-owned companies.[read more]

Activism and Deception Underlie Weather Channel's Eagle Ford Shale Report

February 20, 2014 by Steve Everley

A report by InsideClimate News and the Center for Public Integrityconcludes that shale development in south Texas is “releasing a toxic soup of chemicals into the air.” But shaky research underlying the report raises serious questions about the validity of those claims.[read more]