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  • Shale gas by country Wikipedia

    The first commercial gas well drilled in the US, in 1821 in Fredonia, New York, was a shale gas well producing from the Devonian Fredonia Shale formation.After the Drake Oil Well in 1859, however, shale gas production was overshadowed by much larger volumes produced from conventional gas reservoirs.. In 1996, shale gas

  • Shale Gas: Anticipated Changes to Quebec’s Regulatory

    Sep 17, 2010· Shale gas in the Province of Quebec. Shale gas is natural gas trapped in rock formations called shale located 1,000 to 3,000 metres below ground level. New technology has made extracting this gas economically viable. This is done by drilling horizontal wells and fracturing the shale using pressurized water and other additives.

  • Quebec to ban shale gas fracking, tighten rules for oil

    Jun 06, 2018· Quebec Energy Minister Pierre Moreau has announced new measures to prohibit shale gas fracking and ban drilling for oil and gas in a one-kilometre zone

  • Public fears put uranium mining on same path as shale gas

    Sep 08, 2015· MONTREAL -- Fears about radioactive contamination may close the door to uranium mining in Quebec just as public angst shelved shale gas extraction in the province in 2011.

  • The Major Potential of Quebec’s Mines

    Dec 10, 2018· Quebec’s mining sector produces many of the metals and minerals used in batteries, including nickel, copper, zinc, graphite, and lithium. Steel and aluminum, used in many automotive components, are both staple products of Quebec’s mining sector. The province has nine aluminum smelters and the industry already employs over 30,000 people. [2]

  • Fracking in a fractured environment: Shale gas mining and

    Nov 01, 2018· No shale gas mining has yet taken place in South Africa, and in fact, gas exploration has been very limited. Shale gas mining is probably the most researched and debated “non-event” in South Africa’s history (for example, Scholes et al., 2016, ASSAF, 2016 ; Ingle and Atkinson, 2015 ) ; but it highlights fissures and strains in the

  • Fracking in a fractured environment: Shale gas mining and

    South African municipalities have widely varying levels of capacity and political will to deal with shale gas mining and its implications. Civil society in South Africa challenged the National Department of Mineral Resources, which resulted in a stronger focus on environmental issues.

  • DMR > Mineral Policy & Promotion > Shale Gas

    Shale gas is a natural gas that is occurring and can be extracted from Shale. The natural gas can be utilised for energy production. “South Africa has an estimate of 390 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of technically recoverable natural gas that can be extracted from Shale and

  • Treasure Karoo Action Group Home

    Shale gas mining is a process that applies the technique of high-volume, horizontal, slick-water fracturing (‘fracking’ or ‘hydraulic fracturing’). It involves pumping water, sand and chemicals into horizontally drilled wells, under hydraulic pressure to fracture the underground shale layers and release gas.

  • Public fears put uranium mining on same path as shale gas

    Sep 08, 2015· MONTREAL -- Fears about radioactive contamination may close the door to uranium mining in Quebec just as public angst shelved shale gas extraction in the province in 2011.

  • Shale gas News, Research and Analysis The Conversation

    Nov 09, 2020· Articles on Shale gas Displaying 1 20 of 57 articles People wave to presidential candidate Joe Biden’s bus as it passes through Latrobe, Pa.

  • Announces Significant Gas Discovery in Utica Shale in Québec

    DENVER, Apr 01, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Forest Oil Corporation (NYSE:FST) (Forest or the Company) announced today a new natural gas discovery in the Utica Shale located in Quebec, Canada.In addition, the Company announced that is has agreed to purchase properties located in its Ark-La-Tex core areas for $285 million. Utica Shale . Over the last two years, Forest has accumulated

  • Namibia: Oil Drillers Threaten Okavango Ecosystem

    Canadian company Recon Africa said in an August 2020 press release they are planning to drill oil and gas wells into an environmentally sensitive, protected area in Africa that supplies the

  • Shale gas: South Africa Norton Rose Fulbright

    Aug 17, 2015· Extrapolating the old Soekor gas data, the US EIA identified three Ecca shale formations in South Africa the Whitehill, the Prince Albert and the Collingham formations. In aggregate, this is an area of approximately 183,000km2 with potential for shale gas.

  • Falcon Oil & Gas steps closer to obtaining S Africa shale

    The Petroleum Agency of South Africa (Pasa) has notified TSX-V- and Aim-listed energy explorer Falcon Oil & Gas of its decision to proceed with the processing of the company's application for a

  • Fracking the Karoo Insights into The Law in South Africa

    South Africa have the potential to bestow widespread socio-economic benefits upon the country’s inhabitants. The flipside of the shale coin however is tainted by environmentally fuelled controversy. Shale gas extraction is an unexplored field in South Africa, and with the exception of the USA, a relatively nascent industry throughout the world.

  • Public fears putting uranium mining on same footing as

    “Like shale gas, it touches a sensitive chord in Quebec,” says Ugo Lapointe of MiningWatch Canada, which opposes mining of the metal that fuels nuclear power plants. We apologize, but this