Speakers address US shale gas, LNG exports, transparency

In plenary sessions Mar. 7 at IHS CERA Week in Houston, speakers echoed the message that the shale gas revolution in the US is beneficial to the economy by bringing jobs, security of supply, and low prices for heating and electric power generation. The need for producers to be transparent was also a prevailing theme of the day, as some company leaders called for full disclosure of fracing fluids to gain public trust. Panelists also frequently commented on the probability of exporting LNG from the US. During the morning plenary, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Chief Executive Officer James Hackett suggested that it will be difficult for producers to convince landowners to develop resources on the...

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