If we say the words "shale gas," do you roll your eyes and/or stifle a yawn? Well, think again.
Shale gas is one of the new buzz phrases in the energy world -- not here, yet, but coming soon to an investor chat room near you. A report from Fortis Bank Nederland and Virtual Minerals in London says shale gas is now provoking a global rethink in gas markets and posing a serious threat to traditional gas suppliers.
"One after another, big energy players are trying to climb on board the shale gas train," the report adds.