Carbon policies may limit shale gas production growth, expert warns

12/10/2012
Policies to restrict carbon emissions potentially could inhibit significant production growth from US shale gas formations, an expert warned. "Fugitive emissions are the biggest issue, and if they are considered too high, it could reverse the potential gains," said Alan Krupnik, senior fellow and director of the Center for Energy Economics and Policy at Resources for the Future. His remarks came during a Nov. 28 RFF seminar, "The Future of Fuel: Toward the Next Decade of US Energy Policy," as panelists considered possible impacts for nuclear, coal-fired, and renewable power, and energy efficiency in addition to oil and gas. Krupnik said for natural gas, most of the reg...
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