I don't get paid to write things people want to hear. I have been IN the business of oil and gas exploration and production for a half century, with my own money, and have, believe it or not, made money from shale oil production. Its not economic to produce, however, and is heavily dependent on credit/debt. Financially its been a disaster since the get-go.
I actually feel like I have a responsibility to offer a different perspective on shale's future sutainability in our country so that people will be better prepared for the storm that is coming. American needs shale oil but its a train wreck and the only way to count on it, is to admit its broken and try and fix it.