May 14, 2014

Putin's New OPEC

Ezra Levant, National Post

The Associated Press

Fracking might seem like a bright, inevitable future for plentiful, affordable natural gas. But it’s actually only one possible future. In places as diverse as France, Bulgaria and Quebec, where fracking is illegal, the future of natural gas is something else: a future of imported dependence. And that suits most of the world’s most powerful gas-producing nations just fine.

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TAGGED: Energy, Fracking, Vladimir Putin


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