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William E. Hefley () and Yongsheng Wang ()
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William E. Hefley: University of Texas at Dallas
Yongsheng Wang: Washington and Jefferson College

A chapter in The Global Impact of Unconventional Shale Gas Development, 2016, pp 1-14 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract The booming stories of shale gas development in the US have changed the energy discussion around the world. The supply of cheap shale natural gas from the US and potentially from other shale-abundant countries, e.g., China, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, UK, Poland, and South Africa, could completely change the energy landscape across the globe. It could have significant impact on not only energy-producing countries, but also large energy consumption countries, e.g., Japan. This chapter provides a background review of global unconventional shale gas development and its potential impacts and challenges. It introduces the breadth of topics addressed in this volume, spanning the economic, policy, and security issues surrounding unconventional gas development globally.

Keywords: Hydraulic Fracture; Energy Security; Energy Information Agency; Shale Development; Shale Reserve (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-31680-2_1

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