We might prefer to read, as a comment on the crisis, an account of life in a Bakken shale “man camp” or a Sacramento Hooverville.
Our experience with shale gas shows us that the payoffs on these public investments don't always come right away.
Which, probably not coincidentally, is well under the break-even price for shale oil projects.
In the delicate efforts to stabilize Ukraine that lie ahead, shale gas will not be very important over the short term.
shale Gas can be a well-deserved bonanza for a region that has been hard-pressed for good economic news since the 1970s.
How the shale and sandstone layers are formed will be the subject of a future chapter.
I pushed him on over a sloping peak of shale, and told him to hold his tongue.
They learned that many of the mountains were extinct volcanoes and admired the brilliant colored sandstone and shale formations.
The abutments were constructed at the street and the excavation was clay and shale.
A thin strip of shale marked his 100-yard dead-line, and the instant Langdon set his foot on this David fired.
1747, possibly a specialized use of Middle English schale "shell, husk, pod" (late 14c.), also "fish scale," from Old English scealu (see shell (n.)) in its base sense of "thing that divides or separate," in reference to the way the rock breaks apart in layers. Cf. Middle English sheel "to shell, to take off the outer husk" (late 15c.). Geological use also possibly influenced by German Schalstein "laminated limestone," and Schalgebirge "layer of stone in stratified rock."
A sedimentary rock formed from layers of clay.