U.S. enjoys shale gas boom of enough fuel for century

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America’s “unconventional” gas boom continues to amaze. 

Between 2005 and 2010 the country’s shale-gas industry, which produces natural gas from shale rock by bombarding it with water and chemicals in a technique known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” grew by 45 per cent a year. As a proportion of America’s overall gas production, shale gas has increased from four per cent in 2005 to 24 per cent today.

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