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Nov

30

Cheniere, Shale Gas Importer?Exporter? Defaulter?

Shares of Cheniere rose when the recent announcement came that the first shale gas would be exported from their terminal at Sabine Pass. Cheniere had originally bet that natural gas would be imported in vast quantities to the U.S. but with the added recent production from shale gas, imports have dropped and Cheniere was faced […]

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Nov

22

Shale Companies Looking for New Sources of Funding

With many shale gas companies already saturated with debt, royalty trusts are opening up an new source of funding. Unfortunately, this is not necessarily good for existing investors. A recent article in the London Financial Times states that the use of royalty trusts “severely limits the upside to [companies like]Chesapeake and its existing shareholders from […]

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Nov

15

Industry Confirms Earthquakes from Fracking

Cuadrilla Resources, a UK energy firm drilling the first shale gas wells near Blackpool England confirmed that its operations had been responsible for the seismic events which occurred shortly after the well was fracked. “It is highly probable that the hydraulic fracturing of Cuadrilla’s Preese Hall-1 well did trigger a number of minor seismic events,” […]

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