NYT Editor on Shale Gas Skeptic Article: We Should Have Done Better

Michael Giberson As mentioned here a few weeks ago, links below, the pair of New York Times articles giving voice to shale gas skeptics were badly done. (I called them no more than “an impressive collection of shale skeptic sound bites.”) I was far from the only critic, and the paper itself received a lot … More NYT Editor on Shale Gas Skeptic Article: We Should Have Done Better

New York Times Devotes Front Page Stories to Various Skeptical Remarks Made About Shale Gas Resources from over the Past Few Years

Michael Giberson The New York Times has prominently published two articles highlighting skeptical views about the amount of natural gas that will be produced from shale. On Sunday’s front page industry is featured: “Insiders Sound an Alarm Amid a Natural Gas Rush.” On Monday’s front page, skepticism in the U.S. Department of Energy is revealed: … More New York Times Devotes Front Page Stories to Various Skeptical Remarks Made About Shale Gas Resources from over the Past Few Years

Another Data Point on Oil and Gas Shale Fracking Profitability

Michael Giberson Marathon Oil has agreed to pay $3.5 billion to acquire the Eagle Ford holdings of privately-owned Hilcorp Resources, about $25,000 per acre. The Eagle Ford is primarily a oil shale resource. Among other things, the purchase provides another public data point about the production promise of fracked shale resources. Much of the public … More Another Data Point on Oil and Gas Shale Fracking Profitability

The Energy Industry Insiders That Didn’t Bark

Michael Giberson Dozens of energy industry insiders have gone missing in recent weeks, in what must be the largest unreported crime wave ever. Or possibly the energy insiders have been silenced by a vast powerful and secret industry cabal, which has compromising photos of the insiders or something like that, which would also be a … More The Energy Industry Insiders That Didn’t Bark

John Hanger Reports the Shale Gas News Too Good to Print in the New York Times

Michael Giberson John Hanger is former head of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and former member of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, among other public positions. He was founding president of the group Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture) which carefully tracked energy and environmental issues in the state. Hanger knows a few things about … More John Hanger Reports the Shale Gas News Too Good to Print in the New York Times

Additional Reactions to the New York Times Articles Documenting Shale Gas Skepticism; More on Fracking

Michael Giberson As a follow-on to my post on the recent New York Times articles on shale gas skepticism, here’s a collection of other reactions: The most thoughtful response appears to come from Michael Levi at the Council on Foreign Relations, Is Shale Gas a Ponzi Scheme?: “The New York Times’ war on shale gas … More Additional Reactions to the New York Times Articles Documenting Shale Gas Skepticism; More on Fracking

In Search of Reports That Confirm or Support the New York Times Stories on Shale Gas Skepticism

Michael Giberson After following the reactions to the New York Times stories on shale gas skepticism for a day or two, I began to get tired of all of the complaints (“pretty poor quality,” “sensationalistic … false,” “poorly done piece of work,” “mislead its readers,” “approaching yellow journalism“) and so started searching for supportive reactions, … More In Search of Reports That Confirm or Support the New York Times Stories on Shale Gas Skepticism

Progress Toward a Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Thwarted by Shale Gas

Michael Giberson In February, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission made its eleventh report to the U.S. Congress on the status of efforts to build a natural gas pipeline in Alaska. The twice-annual reports are required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Three efforts to bring gas from the North Slope of Alaska to market … More Progress Toward a Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Thwarted by Shale Gas

Many Views on the Haynesville Shale Resource

Michael Giberson The documentary film Haynesville offers a view of the shale gas boom from the point of view of several landowners in northeastern Louisiana. One of the landowners is a sort of good-ol’-boy type who hung onto family land and added to it even as family members moved away. His 300 or so acres … More Many Views on the Haynesville Shale Resource

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 … More World Oil, but Apparently Not Local Shale Gas Skepticism