• How The Shale Revolution Started (1998 – 2011)

    • Date: 25/08/16
    • All About Alpha

    A critical revolution in the crude oil and natural gas markets began 18 years ago. 1998 was the year in which two headline techniques eventually unlocked gas from shale at a commercially viable cost. Gary Sernovitz, who has given the world his thoughts on this revolution in the new book The Green and the Black, […]

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  • Reality Check: Germany’s Energiewende In Crisis

    • Date: 23/08/16
    • Roger Andrews, Energy Matters

    Germany’s Energiewende is starting to unravel. Germany is still pursuing its goal of shutting down its nuclear plants but refuses to shut down its lignite plants. It is slashing renewable energy subsidies and replacing them with an auction/quota system. Public opposition is delaying the construction of the power lines that are needed to distribute Germany’s renewables […]

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  • U.S. Shale Drillers Return To Oil Patch

    • Date: 22/08/16
    • Erin Ailworth and Timothy Puko The Wall Street Journal

    As the price of U.S. crude marches back toward $50-a-barrel territory, several big shale drillers are tiptoeing back into the oil patch, and that is making some energy experts nervous. Devon Energy Corp. , Pioneer Natural Resources Co. and other prolific shale producers are telling investors that this fall they will pour more money into drilling new wells. […]

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  • Obama’s Energy Secretary: Fracking Has Been Good For The Environment

    • Date: 16/08/16
    • John Siciliano, The Washington Examiner

    The oil and gas boom is reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz “The increased production of oil and natural gas in the United States has, obviously, been a major story in terms of our economy, and also our environment,” Moniz said at a field […]

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  • Hail Shale: World Shale Oil Production To More Than Double By 2040

    • Date: 13/08/16
    • U.S. Energy Information Administration

    World tight [i.e. shale] oil production is expected to more than double between 2015 and 2040, increasing from 4.98 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2015 to 10.36 million b/d in 2040, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s International Energy Outlook 2016 (IEO2016) and Annual Energy Outlook 2016 (AEO2016). Most of the projected increase […]

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  • Chamber Of Commerce: ‘Let’s All Benefit From Lancashire’s Shale Gas Industry’

    • Date: 12/08/16
    • Lancashire Evening Post

    Business people are getting behind controversial plans to let Lancashire householders share a cash pot to help get the shale gas industry going. Many residents are opposed to the Government’s proposed new cash offer to households to offset the impacts of fracking. But the move has found support from members of the business community. Babs […]

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  • UK Starts Importing U.S. Shale Gas While It Sits On Enough Gas To Last 500 Years

    • Date: 11/08/16
    • Craig Woodhouse, The Sun

    BRITAIN is to start importing shale gas in weeks as we sit on vast untapped reserves of our own. The revelation yesterday sparked pleas for Theresa May to end the stalemate over fracking for the fuel here. Delay … drilling companies are waiting for a green light from Downing Street, photo PA Energy firm boss […]

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  • Black Gold Rush: American Shale Revolution Has Created One Million Jobs & Slashed Energy Bills

    • Date: 07/08/16
    • Caroline Graham, Mail on Sunday

    Exploitation of new oil and gas reserves by fracking shale rock has transformed the US economy since it started just 11 years ago – creating at least a million jobs and slashing electricity bills and greenhouse gas emissions. The scale of this energy revolution is almost unimaginable. The Marcellus shale bed in Pennsylvania is thought […]

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