the U.S. is counting on

a long-term abundance of oil & natural gas

But what if the boom is just a bubble?

Stories of the Boom & Bust

When the Shale Runs Dry: A Look at the Future of Fracking

Posted on 28 Oct 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on When the Shale Runs Dry: A Look at the Future of Fracking

by Sharon Kelly If you want to see the future of the shale industry — what today’s drilling rush will leave behind — come to Bradford, Pennsylvania. A small city, it was home to one of America’s first energy booms, producing over three quarters of the world’s oil in 1877. A wooden oil rig towering over […]

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U.S. Energy Policies Based on Inflated Fracking Predictions: Post Carbon Institute Report

Posted on 28 Oct 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on U.S. Energy Policies Based on Inflated Fracking Predictions: Post Carbon Institute Report

by Julie Dermansky Economic predictions about the fracking industry’s potential growth have for the most part gone unquestioned — until now. A new report from the Post Carbon Institute exposes highly inflated forecasts and concludes that the amount of oil that can be tapped by hydraulic fracturing cannot be maintained at the levels assumed beyond 2020. The […]

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Drilling Deeper: New Report Casts Doubt on Fracking Production Numbers

Posted on 26 Oct 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Drilling Deeper: New Report Casts Doubt on Fracking Production Numbers

by Steve Horn, October 26, 2014 Post Carbon Institute has published a report and multiple related resources calling into question the production statistics touted by promoters of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). By calculating the production numbers on a well-by-well basis for shale gas and tight oil fields throughout the U.S., Post Carbon concludes that the future of fracking is […]

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