China To Start Fracking Too

July 4, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 2 Comments

What a difference a day makes. Last week, the FT’s “Energy Special” pull-out included an article on China’s potential for shale gas. The article quoted a recent report from the investment bank, Jefferies which said: “Unconventional gas is a dream come true for China’s energy policymakers,” but then the report added “China does not need … Read More

Its Business As Usual for Exxon

December 15, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Don’t you just love it? As some 45,000 people – from governments, to business to NGOs talk about climate change and how to tackle it, the oil boys just get on with business, regardless of any outcome. Exxon has just made the largest play in the energy market for four years, and no – its … Read More

First Came Heavy Oil Now its “Unconventional Gas”

May 21, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post 2 Comments

As energy prices rise on a daily basis, anything becomes possible. First unconventional heavy oils from tar sands to oil shales have become economical, now it’s the turn of “unconventional gas”. Just as we blogged that natural gas supplies are beginning to dry up, so energy companies are starting to exploit this new resource.