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Backlight: Shale Cowboys

March 15, 2017 , , , , ,

Having your own sources of energy is an important weapon in the global economy. Since 2013 the United States are striking important blows against fossil-rich opponents such as Saudi Arabia with the extraction of shale gas and shale oil from their own soil. The price of a barrel of crude oil dropped from 100 dollars to less than 50. The Texan shale producers who survived this price war are the new heroes of the United States. Under ‘drill president’ Donald Trump the shale cowboys are eager to help Europe become energy-independent as well. An investigation in Trumpland.

My America

March 4, 2014 ,

My America is an insider’s look at the country Europeans love to hate: America. Journalist Michiel Vos travels around the USA to find out what it really takes to become an American.