UNCONVENTIONAL OIL & GAS FOCUS: Shell exec says shale, tight gas benefits outweigh likely risks

Shale gas and tight gas offer many countries the best chance to move toward an affordable energy supply that promises an alternative to coal-fired power generation and potentially a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, said Royal Dutch Shell's executive director, upstream international. Malcolm Brinded acknowledged mounting "public anxiety" about the safety of developing and producing unconventional oil and natural gas. He spoke late last year to the Foundation for Science and Technology in London. "Tight gas has already brought tangible environmental and economic benefits to North America," he said. "It now offers the rest of the world the opportunity to cut c...

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