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Foreign Investments in US Shale
April 18, 2013 | Energy Information Administration

Since 2008, foreign companies have entered into 21 joint ventures with U.S. acreage holders and operators, investing more than $26 billion in tight oil and shale gas plays.

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Chinese Shale Investments
April 23, 2013 | Business Week
China has more oil and natural gas in shale than the United States but they have produced very little. Instead they are joint venturing with companies working in the United States to learn about the technology.

Japex Buys Stake in the Eagle Ford
January 21, 2013 | Bloomberg
Gas shale plays in the United States continue to attract investments from worldwide companies. Japex (Japan Petroleum Exploration Company)

Small Earthquakes in the Eagle Ford Play
August 29, 2013 | Jackson School of Geosciences
"Most of the small earthquakes in the Eagle Ford region of South Texas are probably the result of extraction of large volumes of oil and associated water. [...] The Eagle Ford area contrasts sharply with the Barnett Shale region of North Texas, where [...] most small earthquakes were probably triggered by the injection of large volumes of waste water from hydraulic fracturing." Quoted from the Jackson School of Geosciences press release. Related: What is the Eagle Ford Shale?

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