The shale skeptic's spiked column

Yesterday we noted a blog entry from local geological consultant Art Berman, saying he resigned from his monthly column-writing duties for World Oil magazine after they spiked his November column.
Berman says he was told to back off on his posts that cast doubt on claims about natural gas shale as the country’s energy saviour, to take a one month hiatus on the topic. He did for the month of October but claims World Oil spiked the November column when he returned to it.
John Royall, president and CEO of Gulf Publishing told me the column wasn’t pulled due to pressure from Petrohawk (as Berman claimed online). Berman had stated his case on shale gas before, “which was good info for the market to consider,” Royall said. “But he wrote on it again and again, and it was my impression that this column was becoming his soapbox on the issue, which isn’t good for our audience.”
Since World Oil won’t be running the column, Berman shared it with us. You can either download it here or look at it below.
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Art Berman’s Last World Oil Column