Thursday, October 24, 2013

Shale Gas Development

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There is no secret that the world's supply of oil is going to be exhausted eventually. In the meantime, it is important to find a source of energy that is going to be easily accessible as well as affordable for consumers to use. Shale gas may be the product that humanity turns to in the coming decades.

Shale Gas May Emit Less Carbon Dioxide
Carbon dioxide emissions are a concern for people around the world. It is thought to be the largest culprit of climate change. Therefore, lowering the amount of carbon emissions can help keep the global temperature in check. Lower emissions also makes it easier to reduce smog and other particles that can make the air harder to breathe in certain industrialized cities.

Shale Is Plentiful

Compared to oil, there is a significant amount of shale that has not been accessed yet. Due to government price controls and the cost of accessing shale in the past, it was considered a resource that could not be exploited. However, the increase in oil prices as well as improved technology makes the extracting of shale gas easier and more cost effective. It is currently thought that the United States as well as China have large reserves of shale. Canada is another country where shale is considered to be plentiful.

New Energy Sources Could Change Global Politics

The biggest reason why the Middle East has leverage in global politics is due to its vast reserves of oil. If those reserves of oil were considered no longer necessary to keep the world moving, it could bring about changes in those countries or allow industrialized nations to punish countries that are known to have poor human rights records. The United States could take steps forward toward energy independence if shale became a popular source of energy in the country.

Shale Could Improve The Economy

Shale could help the economies of both the United States and Canada recover from the recent global recession. This is important because a strong American economy tends to create a stronger economy throughout the world. Millions of Americans who are unemployed could return to work and provide for their families. 

Environmental Concerns Will Need To Be Considered

Shale gas development can only continue if environmental concerns surrounding fracking are dealt with. If issues such as polluted water and sinkholes can be addressed, people around the country and throughout the world will become more interested in having oil companies lease property that can be fracked for a profit. The good news is that leading shale development companies are taking steps to address these concerns and make fracking safer.

There is no doubt that a new energy source for the world needs to be found. The world's supply of oil is not going to last long in the face of an increasing population and growing energy demands. Therefore, it is important that natural gas derived from shale can be easily accessed and used by people throughout the world now and in the future.

21 comments:

  1. I've never even heard of shale gas. I use oil and electricity to heat my home, not gas.

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  2. It is easy to do with solar power, they've had the technology for years to do it. But no $$$$$$ in it, can't charge for the sun. So that will never see the light of day. Oil won't stop until it runs out because of $$$$$$ again. Shale, they'll screw everything up, pretending they have safe measures, when really it is a load, $$$$$$$ again. Greed rules.

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  3. I've never heard of shale gas! Thanks so much for sharing. I found this incredibly informative!

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  4. We have a lot of shale in Pennsylvania, Fracking wells makes the near by water smell just like gas and oil. It is horrible... I hope they can figure a way to deal with this because our gas will one day run out if they don't.

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  5. The area in PA that my husbands family is from has went from a little no where area to a crazy area full of people because of the fracking. They are sure that after they have what they want out of the ground it will become a ghost town but in the mean time a lot of landowners there are made themselves a lot of money off of it. Other than that, I know nothing about it.

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  6. Instead of using another non renewable energy source (shale will get depleted eventually)-I truly believe that countries should be looking into how to make solar, wind and even water into energy sources

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  7. My son studied fracking last year. He landed on the side against fracking. It's certainly a hot topic these days.

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  8. Interesting. We've just found gas south of the island (Cyprus) so every other country is here trying to get a 'piece' of it.*sigh*
    I do agree with Miki, one should look into alternative sources of energy instead.

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  9. Now this is interesting. I have never heard of shale gas!

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  10. This was very interesting with a lot of things to consider, like global implications. Here in KS there is a lot of fracking going on and Colorado as well. I do hope environmental concerns are considered and studied carefully.

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  11. We don't have this fracking in our state but I am concerned it will come here. I have watched shows about this that are really scary,

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  12. I have never heard of shale gas before so this was very informative for me.

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  13. Wow! Now I'm going to be looking up shale gas more! Thanks for all the info. Never even knew what it was!

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  14. I haven't heard of Shale Gas before but I do agree when need to do something different. I think over all we (and other countries) need to look for a better way to live and fuel things.

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  15. This has been such a hot topic in my neck of the woods (PA). I'm glad you brought up some good points about it. So often we only hear the negatives.

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  16. I have never heard of this and we use gas in our home....off to do some more research.

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  17. I've never heard of Shale before. Might have to take a further look into this. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Hopefully the world will figure out what you know.

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  19. It's a little scary to think we're going to run out of oil one day, isn't it? But we really do need to be prepared and it's so interesting to hear about shale energy.

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  20. This is a hot topic here in British Columbia where I live. Not a day goes by where fraking, oil pipelines and the environment are not making the news. I am worried about the future and we need to use less resources.

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