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HOUSTON, Feb. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gastar Exploration Inc.
Provides Revised 2015 Capital Budget and Production Guidance HOUSTON, Feb. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gastar Exploration Inc.
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Production from these Prolific Shale Plays Up 36% Compared to Year Ago Levels DENVER and HOUSTON, Jan.
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Shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock whose original constituents were clays or muds. It is characterized by thin laminae breaking with an irregular curving fracture, often splintery, and parallel to the often indistinguishable bedding planes. Non-fissile rocks of similar composition but made of particles smaller than 1/16 mm are mudstones. Rocks with similar particle sizes but with less clay and therefore grittier are siltstones. The fine particles that compose shale can remain...
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