Energy executives think the U.S. shale boom will need to export to thrive.
"The United States is uniquely positioned to harvest newly accessible natural gas reserves and sell the fossil fuel overseas — but that hinges on the Energy Department’s support for exports, executives said Wednesday.
"Not every country can — or will — mirror the United States’ shale drilling surge, said Chevron Gas and Midstream President Joseph Geagea. That gives the U.S. an edge in competing for surging Asian demand for natural gas, as Japan and other countries move away from nuclear power.
“'The U.S. model cannot be easily duplicated,' Geagea told delegates at IHS CERAWeek. 'Conditions were right for a shale revolution: Technology and expertise was available; the pipeline infrastructure was very well developed; (and) the regulatory system was conducive.'”
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