Jess Porter – Know Your American Energy Booms: A Brief History of the 21st Century Shale Revolution

The United States is reprising its role as a global leader in hydrocarbon production as horizontal drilling and new methods of hydraulic fracturing have unleashed a torrent of American “tight” oil and natural gas on the global market. How does the “shale revolution” parallel or diverge from historic energy booms? This primer on recent energy development aims to provide the audience with a better understanding of the enabling technologies and the global impact of the shale revolution.

Refreshments and an informal atmosphere encourage the interchange of ideas. Refreshments are served at 7 p.m. and the talk begins at 7:30 p.m.

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