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Welcome to the New World of "Beyond Petroleum"

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorSep 22, 2011 5:08 PM

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This should be interesting to watch play out:

The shakeup over shale gas -- a newly available fuel that has overturned assumptions about energy, climate-change and geopolitics -- has now stretched across the Atlantic to England. A drilling company backed by John Browne, the former CEO of BP, says it has discovered the gas equivalent of up to 35 billion barrels of oil. In oil, a find of 1 billion barrels is regarded as a supergiant.

That really was a good speech by Browne in 1997, though, and a catchy slogan, too.

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