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Shale Could Become Game-Changing Catalyst For US

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Velda Addison
August 3, 2012

The development of shale gas in the US has the ability to limit the nation’s dependence on other regions to meet its energy needs as well as change geopolitical relationships.

The transformation also could reduce the power of some of the world’s major natural gas producers.

Kenneth Medlock III, of the James Baker Institute at Rice University in Houston, shared those comments as part of the July 20 Decision Strategies’ Oilfield Breakfast Forum. The talk included information from a report by Medlock and colleagues Amy Myers Jaffe and Peter Hartley ...


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