Special Report: Canada looks to shales for boost to gas supply

12/14/2009
Natural gas from shale formations represents a potentially crucial source of supply growth in Canada, where production from conventional reservoirs is declining in a trend likely to continue.While two shale gas plays—in the Horn River basin straddling the boundary between northern British Columbia and Alberta and the Triassic Montney shale to the south—draw most of the current drilling, potential exists elsewhere in the country. In some of the newer plays, drilling has just begun.Production of gas from shale isn't new to Canada. The National Energy Board, for example, points out that the Cretaceous Second White Speckled shale of southern Alberta and Saskatchewan has produced g...
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