Russia Engaged in Anti-Fracking Campaigns?

Hidden inside the recent report on Russian meddling in the US election is something rather interesting. In fact, it’s been hinted at for a couple of years and was even the subject of a Forbes article in which Continental Resources CEO said “Russia’s spent a great deal of money over here to cause a panic in the United States over fracking to stop it, because suddenly their market share is going away,” back in March last year. He was echoing NATO Chief, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who had previously claimed much the same thing. However, neither supplied any real evidence. Now, the Washington Examiner has picked up on the story stating “Russia engaged in an anti-fracking campaign to hurt the U.S. energy industry, which has become a huge competitor for Russian natural gas giant Gazprom, according to a declassified U.S. intelligence report released Friday.” Interesting, wikileaks also factors into this debate as apparently Hilary Clinton discussed Russia’s involvement in 2014 in an Edmonton, Canada speech. As a Ph.D. Geologist who spent a few years in the oilfield at the very start of my career, I seem to spend a lot of time these days talking to my non-industry friends about fracking.
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