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Roll Call: Shale revolution more than hyperbole for Capitol Hill

By Jim Mackinnon Published: August 1, 2012

Roll Call, a long-established specialized publication that covers Washington, D.C., politics, has a column saying that new "shale" kings will replace aging "coal" kings in the U.S. capital.

Peter Gardett, managing editor of AOL Energy, writes:

"If the disruption in energy politics caused by a flood of cheap natural gas feels familiar, there’s a reason.

"Energy policy is being transfigured alongside the energy economy by technology advances that have allowed access to enormous reserves of natural gas. The fuel is so abundant that production has swollen to near-unmanageable levels for pipelines and storage hubs even as prices have fallen near or below costs to produce it.

"It is hard to argue with the reality: The American Gas Association says reserves estimates have risen to 2,100 trillion cubic feet of natural gas as of the end of 2011, a century’s worth of supply. That is disruptive, regardless of the acknowledged potential for hyperbole in industry forecasts."

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ODNR Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management. State drilling permits. List is updated weekly.

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