Shale Gas

Shale gas is natural gas produced from shale – a fine grain sedimentary rock.   Historically, shale was not considered commercially viable for producing natural gas because of its insufficient permeability to allow significant flow into the well bore.  However, recent technical innovation in horizontal drilling and fracturing have brought “shale gas” to the forefront of natural gas producton.

Learn more on Wikipedia: Shale Gas


2 responses to “Shale Gas

  1. There is a great video on horizontal drilling in shale on this website:

    Read more about shale at:

    • Thanks. We have posted link on the blog. Good to hear from a fellow natural gas believer!
      Horn River News

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