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Is the Boom in Shale Gas Production Over, or Just Pausing?

Is the boom in shale gas production — as a recent Houston Chronicle article suggested — “starting to waver?” It’s not that there isn’t more gas trapped beneath shale to capture (though that supply is not indefinite), a question the industry is asking now is: with crude oil fetching far less per barrel than it […]

Is the boom in shale gas production — as a recent Houston Chronicle article suggested — “starting to waver?”

It’s not that there isn’t more gas trapped beneath shale to capture (though that supply is not indefinite), a question the industry is asking now is: with crude oil fetching far less per barrel than it did just a year ago, is it economically profitable enough?

We ask Forbes writer Christopher Helman, and Richard Stubbe, the Houston Bureau Chief and Editor on Energy Markets for Bloomberg News.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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