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UK Shale Is Hale
UK Shale Is Hale
French Firm Bets Big on British Shale

France’s oil behemoth Total will reveal a sizable $50 million investment in British shale tomorrow, in what the FT is calling a “vote of confidence” on the UK’s shale prospects. Total is keen on tapping some of the UK’s estimated 1.3 quadrillion cubic feet of shale gas and will explore two areas in east England for natural gas trapped in shale.

UK Shale Is Hale
Cameron to Brussels: Paws Off Our Fracking

British Prime Minister David Cameron is opening up the UK’s countryside to drilling—and, yes, that includes fracking—and he’s got a message for the EU: don’t rule out our shale gas.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

After the Elections

Fair enough. But some of the Realpolitik Russia won’t like.

Shale Is Hale

Welcome to the era of the “monster frack.”


And get this: it’s because the industry already got the subsidies it wanted.

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