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Sep

18

Barnett Shale – Old Maid Already?

Sale of assets in the Barnett Shale have reached epic proportions in spite of its relatively young age. Most of the major independents who developed the field want out. The most recent sale involved the assets of Encana Energy. In its press release and subsequent statements, Encana executives said “we’re going to focus our energies […]

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Sep

18

China Building Import Terminals For US Shale Gas

According to the Economist: “ALONG the coast of China, six vast liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals are under construction; by the end of 2015 they should have more than doubled the amount of LNG that the country can import.” It coukd be reasonably argued that this is an excellent long term strategy for the Chinese, […]

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Sep

18

Energy Independence? For Whom?

Energy independence has been heavily touted as one of the cornerstones of the shale gas revolution. But the recent deals cut by operators in this sector belie any meaningful discussion about true energy independence. Chesapeake Energy leads the pack with joint ventures involving foreign entities. In 2010, Chesapeake announced that the French energy giant Total […]

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