Shale Gas

The shale gas is an unconventional gas. It is a natural gas that is found trapped within shale formations.

Its extraction has known a fast growth in USA from the last 15 years.

Shale gas throughout the world

China has the biggest estimated reserve of shale gas. Come next Argentina, Algeria and United States.

Source: US Energy Information Administration – World Shale Resource Assessments 2015

Shale gas in Ireland

Republic of Ireland

  • Leitrim, Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Roscommon and Fermanagh – Northwest Carboniferous Basin, also called “Lough Allen” Basin
  • Clare, Galway, Limerick, Cork, Kerry – Clare Basin

Northern Ireland

  • Rathlin Basin
  • Rathlin Island
  • Larne Basin


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