Hydraulic fracturing - 'fracking' - is the energy story of the 21st century. This new technology means previously unrecoverable reserves of oil and gas can now be extracted. It has transformed the energy markets in the US, and led to huge new opportunities for investors. Below, we explain what fracking is, and explore the best ways to play this exciting story.
The fracking process explained in 30 seconds
Britain must make the most of shale oil and gas, says Matthew Lynn – if only to lessen our energy dependence on Russia.
Ed Bowsher looks at a handful of articles from around the web on the pros and cons of fracking.
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Former City fund manager comes forward with:
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Huge amounts of wealth stand to be made if you make the right investment.
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IOL Business Report
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The Motley Fool
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Wall Street Journal
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- EU decision clears the way for fracking investment
The National Law Review