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US Shale Revolution Fuels National Security

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By Emily Moser, Hart Energy
June 17, 2014

The country’s shale revolution is fueling the men and women in uniform of the U.S. military, said a former Secretary of Defense and CIA director at Hart Energy’s DUG East conference.

“I can tell you as secretary of defense how dependent the security of our country is on your industry,” Leon Panetta said during a June 4 keynote luncheon at the conference.

The Defense Department is the single largest energy user in the nation, Panetta said. In 2012, the department used about 110 million barrels of liquid fuel costing some ...

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