Thursday, April 21, 2011

Technology Is Turning Shale Into Viable Energy Source, but Safety Concerns Persist
With gasoline approaching a national average of $4 a gallon, and some areas already touching the $5 mark, Americans are feeling the pain of petrochemicals in their wallet. But a new push to exploit a long-known but unavailable resource may offer some relief. It’s shale gas – natural gas that is bound up tightly in solid rock about 5-6 thousand feet underground. 

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