Shell Shifts Towards Shale
Can you say shale boom? Everyone is getting in on it, and some companies are dishing out the big bucks to acquire land in these shale play areas. Shell is following suit and pursuing their own interests in the shale plays. Paul Ausick has put together the details of Shells move towards shale natural gas.
" The project included production in the Mackenzie River Delta on Canada’s Arctic coast and a 1,200-kilometer long pipeline along the Mackenzie River Valley to a connection point on the border between the Northwest Territories and Alberta. Up to 1.2 billion cubic feet/day would have been pumped through the pipeline.
But that was then. Now, the enormous, and much easier to extract, shale gas plays in the US have driven the cost of natural gas to below $5/thousand cubic feet, making the construction of the Mackenzie Project simply uneconomic. Add to that the blizzard of lawsuits from environmental and aboriginal groups, and expectations evaporated that this project would be up and running any time soon."
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