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U.S. racing against shale gas clock

By Jim Mackinnon Published: May 23, 2013

Exporting liquified natural gas created from fracked shale in the United States will lead to economic benefits even as some warn shale does not have a long-term future, writes Daniel Graeber at OilPrice.com.

"MIT physicist Ernest Moniz became the new energy secretary this week after sailing through the nomination process relatively unscathed.

"His appointment comes at a time when U.S. energy production is creating ripple effects across the globe, threatening the position of gas leader Russia and oil giant Saudi Arabia alike.

"Despite substantial gains in U.S. oil and natural gas production, there are restrictions in place on how much of those reserves can reach foreign markets. Last week, the Energy Department gave the green light to a new project to ship liquefied natural gas overseas. In what's already sparking a furor in the industry, Moniz took a wait-and-see approach to more LNG exports.

"Given testimony by some observers, however, the LNG race is going to be a race against tim."

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