Shale Boom or Shale Bubble?

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By Alan Septoff

October 14, 2013


Deborah Rogers

Deborah Rogers, internationally renowned fracking economics expert, to present and take questions

Come to a public discussion of fracking's false economic promise. Deborah will speak in three communities: Boulder, Broomfield & Fort Collins

NOTE: This post has been corrected.

As Colorado's Front Range communities wrestle with hydraulic fracturing-enabled oil and gas development, residents should know the fracking boom may provide only a short period of oil and gas abundance before collapsing in an economic bust.

Analysis of more than 60,000 oil and gas wells shows:


Deborah Rogers, co-author of Shale Bubble reports, member of the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, former member of the Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and Earthworks board member. [correction]


An opportunity for the public to learn about and discuss the financial underpinnings of fracking-enabled shale development.


Tuesday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m.
Fort Collins - Council Tree Library, 2733 Council Tree Ave.

Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:30pm
Boulder - Colorado School of Law, Wolf Law Bldg, Rm 204, 2450 Kittredge Loop Rd

Thursday, October 24th at 7pm
Broomfield - Lakeshore Room of the Broomfield Community Center, 280 Lamar St.



Read the research at


Earthworks, Citizens for a Healthy Fort Collins, Boulder County Citizens for Community Rights, and Our Broomfield with East Boulder County United, Erie Rising, Food & Water Watch, Frack Files of Weld County, Frack Free Colorado, Our Broomfield, Our Longmont, Plains Alliance for Clean Air & Water, Protect Our Colorado, Protect Our Loveland, Weld Air and Water, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Greeley Chapter, YES on 2H.


The Energy Policy Forum addresses the serious long-term implications for U.S. energy consumers as America chooses course at the crossroads of potential energy futures.

The Post Carbon Institute provides individuals, communities, businesses, and governments with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated economic, energy, environmental, and equity crises that define the 21st century. We envision a world of resilient communities and re-localized economies that thrive within ecological bounds.

For more information:

CORRECTION: The original post incorrectly stated that Deborah Rogers was an advisor to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In fact, in July 2013 she participated in a working group at the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy. Get back to the point of correction.

Tagged with: shale bubble, front range, fracking, economics, deborah rogers, community consent, colorado

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