Welcome! There has been a great deal of interest in the Horn River Basin located in the northeast of British Columbia, Canada where massive reserves of unconventional shale gas have been discovered.
Shale gas across North America have changed the way we view the resources available to meeting long term energy needs while reducing carbon emissions. Some estimate the Horn River basin could contain over 600 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The most recent public report* by the National Energy Board (“NEB”) pegs Horn River volumes at 78 trillion cubic feet of shale gas in the northeastern corner of B.C. (this does not include the Montney basin or others in BC). This is enough natural gas to cover all of Canada’s growing needs for 26 years according to NEB.
Billions of dollars are being invested into the area and positioning the Horn River basin as a major producer of shale gas in North America, and contributing to building a bridge to a cleaner energy future.
The purpose of Horn River News is to consolidate news on the Horn River Basin; shale gas; the companies participating in the exploration of the area; and insight into the potential of unconventional shale gas as a clean alternative to other fossil fuels.
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Horn River News
*NEB News Release: First time study doubles the estimate of BC gas resources