Total joins US shale play rush

Drilling ahead: in the Barnett Shale

French giant Total has become the latest big-name player to enter the US' unconventional onshore play, shelling out $2.25 billion for a 25% slice of gas player Chesapeake Energy's Barnett Shale assets.

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