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Author: Dr. Kent Moors

New Arab Spring Could Breed Chaos in the Energy Markets- Kent Moors – Money Morning

Investment opportunities in the energy markets always bounce between questions of available supply and prospects for demand.

These days many commentators in the U.S. are viewing excess domestic shale gas and tight oil as a factor in restraining energy prices. Meanwhile, their colleagues in Western Europe forecast continuing economic malaise, translating into a similar result.

Three Hidden Water Costs That Promise to Boost Energy Prices – Kent Moors – Money Morning

This may sound funny, but water availability is becoming an issue in energy generation. And it may start to impact prices.

The issue here is not the environmental impact of water usage. That is quite a different debate.

What I’m talking about today is the water supply/demand issue.

Because water is plentiful in those areas of the U.S. where shale gas and tight oil drilling is most concentrated, the price of the water itself is very low.

But there are three other costs involved with the usage of water, and those are beginning to cause some serious concerns.

Here’s what I mean…

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