The boom in shale gas and the increased use of natural gas will solve some, but not all, of the world’s problems with energy use, according to an essay, one of two articles on the world impact of shale gas in a recent issue of the British weekly news magazine, The Economist.
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A hydrogeologist from Penn State says companies drilling in the Marcellus Shale play through hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) are recycling about two-thirds of the wastewater that returns to the surface.
In two recent articles: “After Six Years, Kelly to Leave FERC” and “Record $30M Fine for Energy Transfer Rattles Industry” (see NGI, Sept. 28a; Sept. 28b), William F. Hederman was identified as an analyst with Washington Research Group. Hederman is actually a senior vice president at Concept Capital’s Washington Research Group. NGI regrets the error.