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The boom : how fracking ignited the American energy revolution and changed the world

Author: Russell Gold
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fracking has vociferous critics and fervent defenders, but the debate between these camps has obscured the actual story: Fracking has become a fixture of the American landscape and the global economy. It has upended the business models of energy companies around the globe, and it has started to change geopolitics and global energy markets in profound ways. Here the author tells the story of this once-obscure  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Gold
ISBN: 9781451692280 1451692285 9781451692297 1451692293 9781501122613 1501122614 1451692307 9781451692303
OCLC Number: 852226364
Description: vii, 366 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Just add water --
Ottis Grimes --
Everyone comes for the money --
Dominion over the rocks --
Wise County --
Ice doesn't freeze anymore --
Larry was the brake --
The rise of Aubrey McClendon --
The fall of Aubrey McClendon --
Celestia --
Blessings of the Pope --
Ghost Ridin' Grandpa --
Pandora's frack.
Responsibility: Russell Gold.

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Fracking has vociferous critics and fervent defenders, but the debate between these camps has obscured the actual story: Fracking has become a fixture of the American landscape and the global economy. It has upended the business models of energy companies around the globe, and it has started to change geopolitics and global energy markets in profound ways. Here the author tells the story of this once-obscure oilfield technology, a story with an incredible cast of tycoons and geologists, dreamers and drillers, speculators and skeptics, a story that answers a critical question of our time: Where will the energy come from to power our world, and what price will we have to pay for it?

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