Region Focus

Second/Third Quarter 2012

The Once and Future Fuel

Shale gas promises to bring cheap energy, but the locals are divided

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Related Links

Andrews, Anthony, et al. “Unconventional Gas Shales: Development, Technology, and Policy Issues.” Congressional Research Service, October 2009.

Davis, Lucas. “Modernizing Bonding Requirements for Natural Gas Producers.” Hamilton Project Discussion Paper 2012-02, June 2012.

O’Leary, Sean. “Investing in the Future: Making the Severance Tax Stronger for West Virginia.” West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy, December 2011.

O’Leary, Sean, and Ted Boettner. “Booms and Busts: The Impact of West Virginia’s Energy Economy.” West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy, July 2011.

Osborn, Stephen G., Avner Vengosh, Nathaniel R. Warner, and Robert B. Jackson. “Methane Contamination of Drinking Water Accompanying Gas-Well Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, May 2011, vol. 108, no. 20, pp. 8172-8176.

Shale Gas, Resources for the Future, Center for Energy Economics and Policy

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