Energy security and environmental integrity have long been two major global issues of importance. Abundant and clean energy is essential for global economic growth along with minimal environmental impact. Shale gas is an extensively available clean energy resource that could offer at least part of the feasible, practical, and timely solutions to the problems. Facing the current energy and environmental landscapes, it is timely to have a special publication devoted to case studies, concepts, and methodologies that help better understand shale oil and gas enrichment mechanisms and develop shale oil and gas in a cost effective and environmentally sound manner....

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