Shale Gas

What is Shale Gas?

Shale Gas meaning Natural gas produced from wells that are open to shale formations. Shale is a fine-grained, sedimentary rock composed of mud from flakes of clay minerals and tiny fragments (silt-sized particles) of other materials. The shale acts as both the source and the reservoir for the natural gas. See natural gas.


reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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