February 13, 2013

The Shale Gas Revolution Celebrates Its Birthday

John Kingston, Platts


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George Mitchell, the father of the fracking revolution, is said to have joked that it took him 20 years to become an overnight success. He spent years attempting to marry hydraulic fracturing with horizontal drilling, and finally succeeded in the Barnett Shale in the early 1980′s.

So how could today be the four-year birthday of the shale gas revolution?

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