This Country Is Next Up to Change the Energy Landscape

Many countries haven't been quick to tap into their shale reserves because of problems plaguing development, but Argentina is taking the steps needed in order to overcome these production issues and tap into its shale reserves.

Joel South
Joel South and Taylor Muckerman
Jul 12, 2014 at 9:00AM
Energy, Materials, and Utilities

The United States may be the front-runner in shale production, but other countries, most notably Argentina, are taking the necessary steps to compete with the U.S. in producing shale oil and natural gas.

Contrary to popular belief, there are vast amounts of shale resources that exist around the world. In fact, 90% of all natural gas shale resources are outside the United States. So why isn't more energy being pumped into the market?

In the following episode of The Motley Fool's Where the Money Is, analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman point out that the size of the shale resources isn't always what's important for development -- you need more than geology to tap these resources.