In this era of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, developing our domestic energy can be a very expensive initiative. In this video, contributor Aimee Duffy homes in on the joint venture between Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) and Shell (NYSE:RDS-B), highlighting the details of the deal and the strategy behind it.

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