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Howling at the USGS’s Wolfcamp Announcement

The recent USGS announcement about the Wolfcamp play may inspire another round of company presentations to investors, and perhaps even a spurt of new drilling, but it probably won’t much change the overall picture.

Is Peak Oil Dead and What Does it Mean for Climate Change?

This session seeks to bring together fossil fuel experts and climate experts for a daring exploration of the new landscape created by fracking and other unconventional methods of fossil fuel recovery.

Tight Oil Reality Check

America’s energy future is largely determined by the assumptions and expectations we have today.

Shale Gas Reality Check

Recently, the EIA released its Annual Energy Outlook 2015 and so we asked David Hughes to see how the EIA’s projections and assumptions have changed over the last year...

A Look at the West Virginia University Assessment of Technically Recoverable Gas in the Utica Shale

Last week, members of the media breathlessly reported that the Utica Shale could hold more recoverable gas than the Marcellus, the largest shale gas play in the country.

Marcellus Production Outlook

Has Well Productivity Peaked in the Nation’s Largest Shale Gas Play?

Revisiting the Shale Oil Hype: Technology versus Geology

Irrespective of price, geology is trumping technology in the Bakken and Eagle Ford plays.

Fracking Fracas: The Trouble with Optimistic Shale Gas Projections by the U.S. Department of Energy

The implications of the EIA being wrong on its projections of cheap and abundant gas for decades are considerable.

The Surprising Data Behind Shale Oil

Hooray, oil is suddenly much cheaper than it used to be. That's great news, right? Not so fast.

Challenging (Crude) Convention

Some suggest we are nearing a time of oil and economic security not seen in decades. If only that were true.
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