Tag: shale natural gas

Lest there be any doubt, the call for understandable rules, regulations and disclosure requirements for the hydraulic fracturing of unconventional natural gas (aka fracking) from shale deposits deep underground is gaining steam not just in the U.S. but throughout much of the industrialized world. Now comes the International Energy Agency with its “Golden Rules for…

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For all the attention focused on newly accessible natural gas supplies from U.S. shale deposits, one hopes the industry is up to regulating its operations enough to avoid a Three Mile Island-type accident in Pennsylvania that the U.S. nuclear power industry and utilities are still paying for 32 years later. With what significant new supplies…

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While not all geologists agree, the estimated reserves of natural gas from shale deposits make natural gas the fuel of choice for the economy, U.S. energy security and the environment. How much depends on whom you believe. Chesapeake Energy’s CEO Aubrey McClendon has asserted on CBS’ 60 Minutes there is now twice as much natural…

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