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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 did […]

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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