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Industry Faces Regulatory Hurdles to Shale Gas Development

1:07 PM MDT | March 28, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley in San Antonio

The potential of shale gas, as well as possible regulatory barriers, were on the short list of subjects at the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association's (NPRA) 36th annual International Petrochemical Conference (IPC) in San Antonio. “Overall, enthusiasm and energy for the industry is apparent, as supply and demand are increasing while global GDP is rising,” says NPRA president Charles Drevna. Producers are buzzing about use of natural gas liquids (NGLs) derived from shale gas as a feedstock to fuel growth and new investment, Drevna says...

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