Energy Facts – Shale Gas

Energy Facts – Shale Gas

Posted at September 23, 2013 | By : | Categories : Energy Facts |

Did You Know…

  • Shale gas refers to natural gas that is trapped within shale formations.
  • Shales are fine-grained sedimentary rocks that can be rich sources of petroleum and natural gas.
  • Over the past decade, the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has allowed access to large volumes of shale gas that were previously uneconomical to produce.
  • The production of natural gas from shale formations has rejuvenated the natural gas industry in the United States.

Source: http://www.eia.gov/energy_in_brief/article/about_shale_gas.cfm?src=home-f2