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The huge deposits of shale gas discovered outside the U.S. are proving difficult to access, with...

The huge deposits of shale gas discovered outside the U.S. are proving difficult to access, with the result that significant production elsewhere could yet be a decade away. A key element to U.S. success is private ownership of much of the underground gas; elsewhere, mineral rights are typically owned by governments, leaving locals with little reward for putting up with large-scale industrial drilling.
Comments (2)
  • like anything when the price makes sense to develop these assets..they will be developed...
    3 Dec 2012, 11:07 AM Reply Like
  • If you're a, say, French farmer and don't enjoy any of the mineral rights and revenue, what incentive do you EVER have of cooperating with drilling on your property?
    3 Dec 2012, 11:17 AM Reply Like
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