|John Hopkins on Tue, 20 May 2014 14:27:08 +0200 (CEST)|
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I'd be curious to hear how Haliburton/BlackWater fits in this 'monopoly' model.
Well, among other things, Halliburton has patented certain fracking technologies -- although I have not explored the technical details, so I can't say exactly how restrictive their patent may be on the overall progress of fracking these days -- you can be sure that because they are extensively licensing the process/technology, they would be in a very handsome monopoly position. The big oil brotherhood is rather small, so I suspect infringement would not be done on a wide scale, as it would be easily 'found out'. Interesting to note that initial fracking research was gov't funded... Cheers, JH -- ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Dr. John Hopkins, BSc, MFA, PhD on the road one last time before settling down ... http://tech-no-mad.net/blog/ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: http://mx.kein.org/mailman/listinfo/nettime-l # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: email@example.com