Recent presentation at Clarkson on the hype and economics of shale gas development now available on YouTube
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 6:16 am

Deborah Rogers’s recent presentation at Clarkson University, "Shale Gas: Panacea or Shell Game?" is now available on-line at YouTube.

It can be seen by going to

Rogers explains the economics and the hype around shale gas development and hydrofracturing.

Rogers’ has served on the Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas since 2008. She began to question the continued frenzy of drilling activity in light of the severe economic downturn and collapse of natural gas prices.

She has been giving presentations on shale gas economics around the country since 2009, and was featured prominently in a June 25 New York Times article questioning the economics of shale gas. That article outlining the risks with detailed analysis, “Insiders Sound an Alarm Amid a Natural Gas Rush,” is still available online at

There is less than a month left before New York State makes the decision about opening up the Marcellus Shale formation to gas drillers as has been happening in Pennsylvania for some time. In September, New York State issued a second draft generic environmental impact statement, as well as proposed regulations to guide hydro-fracking drilling in New York. New Yorkers can inform themselves on this issue and make their views and concerns known to the Department of Environmental Conservation by the Dec. 12 deadline.