If Chevron's Romania Fracking Deal Is So Good, Why The Secrecy?

Hydraulic fracturing of subterranean natural gas deposits seems a godsend to energy starved countries, particularly those in Central and Eastern Europe, which have seen their energy independence nobbled by their reliance on continuing imports from the Russian Federation. Quite aside from the national security issues, Russian imports, provided by the Russian Federation’s natural gas monopoly Gazprom, are increasingly expensive, as the company regularly pegs its prices to the global market. Accordingly, any and all alternatives are considered,…

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