January 2011 Vol. 238 No. 1


Shale Gas Issues Yield To Adroit Community Relations Efforts

Interest in shale gas is being driven by concern about peak oil, pressure to develop secure domestic energy supplies and a need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Shale gas is also called tight gas or shallow gas. And, members of the conventional gas industry are experiencing some new challenges in the exploration, production and pipelining of this shale gas energy source. Geography makes a difference. While in some instances, gas-bearing formations are found in areas where there has been long-standing oil and gas activity (such as northeastern British Columbia), much of the attention has been focused on shale gas areas where experience with the oil and gas sector has been most

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