The effect of “shale revolution” on coal output and exports worldwide and in Russia

L.S. Plakitkina

The article analyzes in detail the current situation in the USA, China, Argentina, countries of Europe and the CIS in the context of shale gas and oil production of recent years. The statistics is provided on shale gas world resources which can be mined by conventional and non-conventional technologies by region and country. The available and future shale gas production technologies are discussed. The author analyzes the advantages and negative effects of shale gas production in the USA, China, countries of Europe and the CIS.

№4 (110) 2013

Key words: shale gas, shale oil, coal output, gas production, shale gas resources, world gas market, oil price

Mining Industry Journal №4 2013, p.18