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.