Shale Of The Century

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 1:55 PM EST) -- Shale gas has revolutionized the U.S. energy market and now looks set to do the same for China.

The U.S. energy expert Daniel Yergin has always had a nose for timing. His 1991 Pulitzer prize-winning history of the oil industry, The Prize, coincided with one of the world’s periodic anxiety attacks about "peak oil" during the Gulf War.

Now the long-awaited follow-up, The Quest, taps into the central preoccupation of the modern age: how will the energy needs of a global population of seven billion —...
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