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Can shale experience be replicated globally?

By Jim Mackinnon Published: September 16, 2012

The Economist has a column on whether the U.S. experience in fracking can be repeated elsewhere in the world.

The story starts: "SCOTT Stevens of Advanced Resources International gave an interesting talk at a Hong Kong conference this week on the future for shale gas supplies. This is one of the most interesting (and encouraging) developments of the last few years for the US economy; a plentiful source of cheap energy.
 

"... Mr Stevens pointed out that the sudden emergence of shale has had forced the US price down from $30 to $2.80, below the marginal cost of production, which he estimated at $4-$5. Supplies may last for more than 100 years. Shale oil may also be useful but not on the same scale - perhaps another 2m barrels a day by 2020.

"But the US has been exceptionally good at exploiting its supplies and has more favourable geology than other countries"

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