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NOTSOGRN
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:44:57 AM

In the United States, gas is mined from horizontal, hydraulically fractured wells in the Marcellus Shale of Pennsylvania. The study compares the total input energy with the energy expected to be made available to end users.

"Our analysis indicates that gas can be extracted from shale efficiently, from an energy perspective. The energy return on (energy) investment ratio (EROI) does seem to be at least as favorable as coal," said lead author Mike Aucott. "However, a comparison with coal is difficult. There appear to be large amounts of coal still available. Estimates of the amount of gas available from the shale plays vary widely. It is not clear yet whether there is anywhere near enough to rival coal over the long haul."
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endymion
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 9:15:27 AM


Another castle in the clouds - It's a bigger scam than the dot.com companies were in the 1990s.

A select few profit at the expense of the investors and the public.
Straitliner
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 6:22:31 AM

Who cares unless its in their backyard?
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:52:01 AM

It's very useful.

And you just have to love the threat hydraulic fracturing poses to the 'green' agenda!

RNCII
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 11:25:35 AM

Many times more than that of so called green energy like ethanol and solar panels that fail in less then a year.
whitebear1883
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 8:53:01 AM

Hopefully, it stops soon.
MImusicman
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:46:16 AM

Ok
7SPEEDY7
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:33:03 AM

great question.....
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:11:51 AM

much more then that hyper expensive green crap
nicven
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:20:56 AM

Stop fracking!
pscamp
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 4:42:43 AM

Interesting
Realakman
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 4:30:23 AM

Fracking Good = GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS WASTING OUR TIME AND MONEY = BAD
grandpadon28110
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 3:25:10 AM

Profit is a huge force.
OHMS
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 1:53:44 AM

THEY'RE ALL IN IT for the losses
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