Conditions for environmentally-sound UK shale gas development – UKERC Report

Academics from Warwick Business School and University College London have published an opinion piece based on research funded by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) advising policymakers that, because of continuing economic, social and environmental uncertainties, the UK’s gas strategy should be developed on the assumption that there will be no domestically produced shale gas. The…

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BakerHostetler’s US shale industry 2014 Year in Review and 2015 Forward View

Once again, shale oil and gas production dominated energy headlines in 2014, with a number of key economic, political, and legal developments making news across the country. Bolstered by technologies like hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, the U.S. oil and gas industry continued its surging growth in 2014, with domestic oil production reaching its highest…

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New era in Mexico: Major shale opportunities for energy companies – EY

A new report by global consultants EY explores significant opportunities for energy companies in Mexico. Mexico’s historic bill, opening the country’s energy industry to private and foreign investment, provides a wide range of opportunities for foreign oil and gas companies. Among industry insiders, there is a great deal of optimism surrounding upstream opportunities in Mexico.…

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Effects of low oil prices on US shale production: OPEC calls the tune and shale swings

What happens when Saudi Arabia, the world’s swing producer of oil, rejects its traditional market-balancing role? The job falls to American shale oil producers, which, initial data show, appear to be assuming the Saudi role. Using data collected by the Austin energy analytics firm Drillinginfo, Baker Institute energy fellow Jim Krane and energy studies graduate…

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