Monthly Archives: April 2014

Another good thing about shale

When the Yucca Mountain idea for disposing of nuclear waste was torpedoed by Harry Reid, senator from Nevada, the problem of disposing of 70,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel remained unsolved – a sort of “sword of Damocles” hanging … Continue reading

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Ukraine and Russian natural gas

The  crisis in Ukraine,  a Putin power play, is significantly supported by Russia’s  position as a very large supplier of natural gas to Western Europe. The main Gazprom supply lines  transport around 400 million cubic meters per day to a number of countries … Continue reading

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China Shale Gas: Not so fast!

The 17-23 February Issue of ICIS Business News featured an article on China’s potential to become a major producer of hydrocarbons using hydraulic fracturing of shale. It is well known that China has large shale deposits, actually estimated to have  more recoverable … Continue reading

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