Energy expert Kurt Cobb looks at falling estimates of shale gas production in the US. After the deflated hypes of biofuels and carbon capture and storage, is shale gas the next mirage in the energy desert? 

"As new wells in the world’s shale gas fields continue to disappoint, prepare for even more outrageous claims about future natural gas supplies–measured perhaps not in centuries, but millennia–and designed to obscure the failure of shale gas exploration results to match the industry’s persistently optimistic forecasts." (Source: Energy Bulletin)