The natural gas industry is technologically capable of tapping vast
shale gas resources in the United States, but it is unclear if all companies can successfully manage the complex array of environmental and social risks that could impede profitable extraction. Companies also vary in the quality, quantity and timeliness of their disclosure regarding shale gas activities, and generally need to replace anecdotal descriptions of some innovations with consistent and comprehensive data across their operations. This study Discovering Shale Gas: An Investor Guide to Hydraulic Fracturing, with input from a panel of advisers from industry, environmental organizations and investment managers, identifies the full range of issues for investors and others to consider.
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