The shale gas "miracle" is overhyped and bound to disappoint. That's what energy expert Bill Powers argues in his upcoming book. But Powers says that this could be a very good thing for oil and gas companies and their shareholders.
investors shouldn’t assume that the recent bout of fuel-switching marks the end of king coal. For one, two consecutive colder-than-average winters in 2009-10 and 2010-11 helped eliminate the utilities’ supply overhang in the wake of the financial crisis and Great Recession.
I've been waiting for indication of a long-term upside movement in the natural gas market for over three years. But in this case, it has never looked prospective enough for me to venture in. And frankly, that perplexes me.
Shale gas changed everything. Using hydraulic fracturing technology, North American gas producers over the past decade have unlocked trillions of cubic feet of new, unconventional gas reserves from shale.