World oil, but apparently not local shale gas skepticism

Michael Giberson

Tom Fowler has more on the ditching of shale gas skeptic Art Berman’s column by World Oil magazine.  Now the magazine’s editor is out too.

Read Fowler’s context, then follow the link to the former editor’s remarks, posted today on Berman’s blog.  Excerpts:

… The next day, the president stopped by to tell me that we had to stop Art from writing about shale plays.

I said, “I’m surprised that there haven’t been at least a dozen complaints. I’ve seen worse on other topics.”

It was no use arguing. Ironically, I had already decided that Art should take a break from the shale plays for a while anyway, just because he was running out of new things to say, having written 8 (I’m guessing) columns on that one subject. …

Immediately after I hung up the phone with Art, the Publisher walked in, slapped down a fax from DS, and said, “We’ve got to stop Art from writing about these shale plays, we’re getting too many complaints!”

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