As the American shale boom continued to advance through the 2000s, the industry was changing so quickly it was becoming difficult for journalists to keep up with all the growth that was happening. The history of American energy was being reshaped, and someone needed to ensure this transformational period was being captured accurately and in its entirety.
In our most recent edition of the Energy Insider Interview Series, Sean Moran, chair of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s oil and gas practice group, interviewed Nissa Darbonne, the author of The American Shales and editor-at-large for Hart Energy’s Oil and Gas Investor. As someone who wrote the book on the American shale play – literally – Ms. Darbonne has a unique insight into how the industry formed, what companies are facing now, and where shale is headed in the near future.
In the interview, Ms. Darbonne talked about her decision to write The American Shales, the role of independent producers in the marketplace, how close the country is to achieving full “energy independence” and more.