The exploration projects will be put on hold until more information on the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing becomes available.
The company is taking its shale exploration expertise abroad and hopes to leverage growing gas demand from Asia.
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Unlike some of the other majors, the company sees a big boost in first-quarter production.
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