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Unconventionals Changing World Political Dynamics

The ability to convert shale and tight sands formations into affordable natural gas and oil is “the game changer” for the United States “because it changes the most important game in the world, the game of war,” according to global intelligence expert George Friedman.

August 27, 2012

Unconventional Gas, Oil Upending Geopolitical Paradigm, Says Expert

Converting shale and tight sands formations into affordable natural gas and oil reserves have become the true “game changer” for the United States “because it changes the most important game in the world, the game of war,” according to global intelligence expert George Friedman.

August 20, 2012

Development of Unconventionals Could Transform World Politics

The ability to convert shale and tight sands formations into affordable natural gas and oil is “the game changer” for the United States “because it changes the most important game in the world, the game of war,” global intelligence expert George Friedman said last Wednesday.

August 20, 2012

Bidding War Seen for Eagle Ford Player Eureka Energy

With the clock running out on an A45 cents/share takeover offer from Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd., directors of Eureka Energy, are being coy, advising investors to sit tight until its June 15 expiration “as there is the potential for important developments.” Indeed, it was reported that privately held Lonestar Resources Inc. had made a competing offer that would be considered over the weekend.

June 11, 2012

‘Golden Age’ for Unconventional Gas Needs ‘Golden Rules,’ Says IEA

A “golden age” is on the horizon for natural gas across the globe, but only if the world’s unconventional resources, including shale, tight gas and coalbed methane, are developed profitably and in an environmentally acceptable manner, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a sweeping report on Tuesday.

May 30, 2012

Initiatives Would Fast Track Canadian Environmental Reviews

The Canadian government promised Thursday to speed up the country’s notoriously slow environmental approval process by setting tight deadlines for regulatory agencies, reducing overlap with provincial reviews, improving Aboriginal consultations and making protests potentially tougher to mount.

April 2, 2012

Canada to Fast Track Resource Development

The Canadian government promised Thursday to speed up the country’s notoriously slow environmental approval process by setting tight deadlines for regulatory agencies, reducing overlap with provincial reviews, improving Aboriginal consultations and making protests potentially tougher to mount.

April 2, 2012

Shale, Mild Winter Could Produce New Sub-$2 Floor, Analysts Say

Robust output from the nation’s shale plays and relatively mild winter weather continue to force analysts to trim their natural gas price forecasts, with Bentek Energy LLC on Tuesday saying it expects the market to set a new price floor of $1.94/Mcf this September.

February 1, 2012

Canada Producer Group Crafts Fracking Practices

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) on Monday published hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operating practices for shale and tight natural gas development to improve water management, as well as water and fluids reporting, across the country.

February 1, 2012

ConocoPhillips CEO Urges Energy Policy Overhaul

ConocoPhillips CEO Jim Mulva said last week shale natural gas, tight oil and oilsands no longer are the “pie-in-the-sky future sources” that they were when he entered the energy workforce 38 years ago. Unconventional resources have changed North America’s energy security and thus the rules also need to be changed, he said.

January 23, 2012