Non-geological constraints to unconventional gas production in East Asia

2014.03.03 On February 27th, 2014, the Energy Studies Institute (ESI) at the National University of Singapore presented a seminar on “Non-Geological Constraints to Unconventional Gas Production in East Asia: China, Indonesia and Vietnam” at the Marina Mandarin Singapore. In early 2013, ESI initiated a study to identify the non-geological and non-technical constraints to both shale…

The economic dark side of the West’s oil and gas boom

2014.01.03 Over the last decade, oil and natural gas production has been booming out West, in states like North Dakota, Colorado, and Montana. That’s brought plenty of benefits to local communities: Good-paying jobs, rising incomes, new businesses, a tidal wave of fresh tax revenue. It’s also brought a fair share of problems. Towns around the oil-rich Bakken formation…