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Shale basin doesn't mean there is gas (of exploitable quantity). It's one geological precondition for the resource to exist. Only parts of the basins have gas of consequential amount and only part of those areas are (in the long term) economical to drill in. Those Polish areas seem to have the best geology/potential/resource-whatnot - as far as that has been explored. But you can't really know the resource/reserves until real drilling has been done. The numbers Jerome quoted are estimates that point out the general direction. 'Technically recoverable' can mean anything at this stage.

From Schlumberger/EPIC

From MPI plasma physics

Schengen is toast!

by epochepoque on Tue May 31st, 2011 at 08:14:17 PM EST
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