Shale Oil and Shale Gas
By- H A Merklein*
In my four and a half years at the helm of the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) from 1985 to 1990, I monitored the seemingly unstoppable decline in US oil and gas reserves. Ever since the Arab oil embargo, and less emphatically before then, presidents and presidential candidates had promised to secure energy independence in the US.
Years before my government appointment, I held and publicly...