Skip to comments.The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters
Posted on 03/12/2014 5:24:12 PM PDT by Hojczyk
This is one great book Should send it to OBAMA..
Everyone knew it was crazy to try to extract oil and natural gas buried in shale rock deep below the ground. Everyone, that is, except a few reckless wildcatters - who risked their careers to prove the world wrong.
Things looked grim for American energy in 2006. Oil production was in steep decline and natural gas was hard to find. The Iraq War threatened the nations already tenuous relations with the Middle East. China was rapidly industrializing and competing for resources. Major oil companies had just about given up on new discoveries on U.S. soil, and a new energy crisis seemed likely.
But a handful of men believed everything was about to change.
Interview with author
I read this book. I was going to write a review of it.
The book does a decent job of outlining who the players are and who George Mitchell was. It enabled me to know who Harold Hamm was when I saw him on CNBC recently.
However,the book could have been better written. The writing style was klunky and the timeline jumped around a whole lot.
The worst sin was the writer used several liberal sources uncritically without any statement that they were biased.
Pro Publica is the one that comes to mind.
I’d rate this 2.5 out of 5.
I have to read it and buy some for libs in the Northeast
Thanks. I debated on borrowing or buying an e-book. Just put a copy on hold at the library. You saved me $12.
Still worth the read, but by no means is it a conservative tome.