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William Engdahl Doesn’t Believe in the Shale Gas Revolution

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In 2007 William Engdahl, the historian of oil politics, surprisingly dismissed any idea of peak oil, and bought into the abiotic origin of oil and concluded that peak oil was a myth. He repeated this opinion only one year ago and attributes high oil prices not to scarcity (‘peak oil’) but speculation. With this background we are surprised that earlier this week Engdahl did dismiss the hype around shale gas in globalresearch. Like many others he stresses the toxic nature of the shale production process, but additionally he predicts that the shale gas story will be another bubble on the verge of popping. Engdahl shows that talk by president Obama of another 100 years of recoverable reserves is deceptive and that we should anticipate 11-23 years at current consumption rates at best.

[globalresearch.ca]

Unconventional Carbon Fuel From Australia

Australian coal seam gas mining documentary.

[wikipedia]

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Promised Land

Promised Land is a 2012 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, Hal Holbrook, and John Krasinski. The screenplay is written by Damon and Krasinski based on a story by Dave Eggers. Promised Land follows two corporate salespeople who visit a rural town in an attempt to buy drilling rights from the local residents. Damon was originally attached to direct the film, but he was replaced by Van Sant. Filming took place mainly in Pittsburgh from early to mid-2012. During filming and afterward, the film’s highlighting of the resource extraction process hydraulic fracturing, colloquially known as “fracking”, emerged as a topic of debate. The film had a limited release in the United States on December 28, 2012 and will follow with a nationwide expansion on January 4, 2013. The film is scheduled to have its international premiere at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2013.

Corporate salesperson Steve Butler and his sales partner Sue Thomason visit a rural town to buy drilling rights from local residents who seek relief after the recent economic decline. They encounter resistance from a schoolteacher, who is supported by a grassroots campaign organized by another man who seeks to rival Butler.

[wikipedia]

Interesting detail: the anti-fracking movie is financed by the government of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.

[blog.heritage.org]

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Cleaner Natural Gas Fracking Method Unveiled

A drilling project is planned whereby the fracking will take place with a thick propane gel instead of water/sand/chemicals to reduce pollution (LPG fracking). The gel returns to the surface as vapor and is recovered. Chemicals contained in the gel do not return to the surface. Additionally there is talk of “spectacular rise in well production”. Reports from the Cardium formation, which is west of Edmonton, displayed that LPG fracking results are “two to three times better” at increasing the flow of oil and gas in comparison to traditional methods.

[businessinsider.com]

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Dr. Ingraffea Facts on Fracking

Youtube text: by Scott Cannon Lecture; Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, The Facts On Fracking, March 23, 2011 by Kristian Boose .Cornell University professor Anthony Ingraffea spoke at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania late in 2010.
Ingraffea speaks from the viewpoint of scientific, technological and engineering fact.
This is an excellent overview of the drilling and fracking process from a very well respected professional in the educational field.
This lecture on unconventional natural gas drilling was hosted by The Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition.

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Animation of Hydraulic Fracturing

[What Is Fracking? This Animation Is The Best Guide We’ve Seen Yet]

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