Enhancing the energy security and governance of shale gas

Sovacool, Benjamin K. and Vivoda, Vlado V. (2014) Enhancing the energy security and governance of shale gas. Oil Gas and Energy Law, 12 3: 1-36.

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Author Sovacool, Benjamin K.
Vivoda, Vlado V.
Title Enhancing the energy security and governance of shale gas
Journal name Oil Gas and Energy Law
ISSN 1875-418X
Publication date 2014-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 12
Issue 3
Start page 1
End page 36
Total pages 36
Editor P. Andrews-Speed
Place of publication Voorburg, Netherlands
Publisher Maris
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Many assessments of the promise and pitfalls to shale gas development are incomplete. They tend to focus primarily on the benefits for electricity generation and gas producers, and therefore only address in a limited way the impact shale gas has on wider issues such as energy security and stewardship. We expand on the existing literature by considering a broad treatment of the energy security needs of the United States and other countries. We find that with the proper safeguards in place-public disclosure, sound water management, continuous evaluation and stakeholder engagement, selectivity in drilling sites, active minimization of negative externalities, and international performance standards-shale gas production can potentially do more help more than harm.
Keyword Shale gas
Energy security
Natural gas
Hydraulic fracturing
Unconventional gas
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes This paper is part of the OGEL special: "The Governance of Unconventional Gas Development Outside the United States of America".

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