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Here’s What Our Fracklog Actually Looks Like

American shale producers have more than 5,000 wells ready to go should prices rebound.

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Shale Stumbles Abroad

The rest of the world is struggling to replicate America’s extraordinary success with shale oil and gas.

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Another Major Bites the Dust in China’s Shale

After two years ConocoPhillips is pulling out of a Chinese shale play in the Sichuan basin. Fracking is harder than the US makes it look.

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A Post-Mortem for European Shale

Shale has failed in Europe, as complex geology, entrenched local opposition and byzantine regulations have strangled the potential boom before it could begin.

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Why Shale Fails Abroad

No one is close to catching up to the American shale boom. Here’s why.

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Poland's Shale Struggles Continue

Warsaw desperately wants to wean itself off of dependence on Russian natural gas, but exploration of domestic shale reserves (fracking) has so far been a disappointment.

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The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

The Shale Rebound

Texas’s Permian Basin has been called “the crown jewel of the world’s oil and gas industry.”

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