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Shale-Gas made in China

Posted by Anthony Harrington, December 20, 2011   On 6 December, Reuters and several other media sources announced that China was on the cusp of a shale gas revolution that was potentially even bigger than the shale gas boom currently transforming the energy balance in the United States. Petro China, the publicly owned subsidiary of … Continue reading

Polish Shale Gas

By Frank Holmes, Econmatters November 3,2011 Poland is setting the stage to become a rising player in the European natural gas market. Europe has long been reliant on Russia for its supply of natural gas, but domestic discoveries of shale gas—along with strong governmental support for drilling—might soon catapult Poland to the forefront of the energy … Continue reading

Super-fracking is here!

Oil service companies roll out new technologies to break up more earth more cheaply By David Wethe, Bloomberg BusinessWeek Few energy industry practices have sparked more controversy than hydraulic fracking. First, wells are drilled horizontally below the surface, allowing a single bore or pathway to reach vertical pockets of oil and natural gas trapped between formations … Continue reading

Will the boom in natural gas drilling contaminate America’s water supply?

In the debate over energy resources, natural gas is often considered a “lesser-of-evils”. While it does release some greenhouse gases, natural gas burns cleaner than coal and oil, and is in plentiful supply—parts of the U.S. sit above some of the largest natural gas reserves on Earth. But a new boom in natural gas drilling, … Continue reading

Fracking NY?

This past Thursday, New York showed just what is at stake if New York State decides to perform fracking: water supply. Learn more at : http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/dec/01/new-york-fracking-public-hero