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Foreign Fracking
Foreign Fracking
China Takes Baby Steps Towards Tapping Shale

Costs are coming down as China’s fledgling shale industry gets its feet underneath it—but there’s still a long way to go.

Foreign Fracking
Argentina Chases After the American Shale Bandwagon

Argentina boasts the world’s second and fourth largest shale gas and tight oil reserves, respectively, and by passing an oil and gas reform law earlier this week, it hopes to catch up to the American shale revolution.

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Water Scarcity Stymies Shale Ambitions Abroad

A new report finds that more than a third of the world’s shale gas reserves lie in relatively arid regions, which helps explain why so many countries have failed to replicate America’s fracking success.

Foreign Fracking
Britain Shores Up Shale Prospects

Britain is issuing new licenses for oil and gas drilling for the first time in six years. The country won’t find replicating U.S. shale success simple or easy, but this latest move is a step in the right direction.

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Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

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