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Musings: PwC Says Shale Oil 'The Next Energy Revolution' - Really?

Rig Zone -- Economists with the worldwide accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) have just published an interesting and thought-provoking analysis of the long-term impact of shale oil on the global economy. While one might question some of the shale oil production numbers that evolve from the PwC analysis, the final couple of pages of the report, which focus on "opportunities and challenges for governments and companies" and touch on topics we have been devoting significant thought to with respect to the implications of the growth in output from unconventional oil and gas plays, is what we found most intriguing.

PwC begins its report with a brief review of the history to date of shale oil and shale gas in the United States. The economists point out that shale oil production has grown


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Submitted Feb 24, 2013 By: mastermariner
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Gas_Eyes
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 7:38:33 AM

Shale is the answer to the US energy self sufficiency in the near future.
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all show and no go
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:41:46 PM

all this talk of oil booms,energy revolution, why isn't the prices showing this.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:24:47 PM

Only if they do it safely and not pollute the land and water.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:22:41 PM

As fracking provides the shale oil and natural gas for the next energy revolution, that revolution will provide the stimulus for the economic recovery this country so desperately needs.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:19:54 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:18:27 PM

Oh frack!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:16:32 PM

maybe
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:13:25 PM

Possible but very doubtful.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:12:55 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:11:54 PM

Ban fracking.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:08:51 PM

Hello, I'm from the G....., and I'm here to help you.

Whether you need it or not.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:08:19 PM

a musing
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:08:04 PM

Not
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:06:52 PM

Finally, someone is tired of making false predictions they are now making musings
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:06:47 PM

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP..

i can hear them now: "hello, i'm from that big word ^ there, and we're here to help you."..

trust no one with a name longer than five letters, especially when they have those big ol' capital letters hanging off the end..snicker..
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:04:55 PM

ok.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:04:15 PM

Musings?

This article provoked images of a future earth with all the natural gas and oil deposits sucked from it's innards looking more prune-like than round.

Will earth remain on course as it orbits the sun?
There have already been an increase in earthquake activity in regions where they were relatively rare.
Will all this fracking cause massive shifting of the tectonic plates?

Is anyone looking into this possibility?

Food for thought.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:04:09 PM

They are wildly late with this story! Cancel my subscription! LOL!!
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:01:44 PM

A report that's already 5-10 years out of date.
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Late NEWS... delinquent or Sleepy Hollow
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:01:12 PM

Yes, really.

I do have an objection to one item in this article. E3: Prices could fall significantly. Yes, prices can fall. No, they will never again fall significantly. Oil producers rely on the high prices. If the price starts to fall, then production starts to shut down. this will follow so that gasoline will never fall below $3 a gallon, and in 5 years will never fall below $4 a gallon. By the year 2030, gasoline will never go below $5 a gallon ever again.

This is the same time frame for US energy independence.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:57:10 PM

The next revolution? Its already firmly in place.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:55:35 PM

as long as it provides liquidity, who cares
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:53:52 PM

Could be.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:52:35 PM

who knows???
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:50:06 PM

Whatever.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:49:28 PM

lets do this!
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:47:19 PM

When there is a new republican President not before!
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:46:41 PM

Hope so
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:46:27 PM

no
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:45:26 PM

It's a great idea
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:44:48 PM

It might be but time will tell.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:44:26 PM

I CAN AGREE
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:43:01 PM

Whatever...
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:41:26 PM

MAY BE
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ok
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:38:51 PM

Research & Consumer Behavior Experts might have something to say about this.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:36:24 PM

"Musings" or "newsings", which would be more interesting?
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Interesting
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:34:29 PM

They get paid big time for these reports. Are they to be believed any more than the average person?
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:34:28 PM

Wonderful
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ok
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show me real savings at pump.
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Oh come now: define "significant thought!"
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Not with Obama in the white house
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:29:11 PM

Really, accountants are trying to predict how the oil shale will create a "revolution". Got my doubts about this one.
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:28:47 PM

We shale see
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:28:02 PM

Oh another "time will tell" but I bet it will fall through
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