Shale Gas : An Exploration Depth Analysis

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Shale Gas: An In Depth Analysis

TEJERA, STEPHANIE
EVR3010
2077687

Top to bottom: One of the many plants in existence extracting shale oil, and the other of the shale reserves in the United States presented in a map, and are from www.metallirari.com and www.fracfocus.org.
Index of Contents

Title page…………………………………………………………………………………….1

Index of Contents…………………………………………………………………………...2

Introduction…………………………………………………………………….………...…3

Synopsis………………….…………………………………………………………………..4

Causes of Environmental Effects…………………………………………………...….5 - 6

Occurrence…………………………………………………………………….……….…....7

Social and Economic Impacts……………………………………………………………....8

Personal Suggestions for Preservation and Recovery of the Environment………..…….9
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It is the same drilling we have done over the course of history and still to this date that has affected the environment. Petroleum and natural gas have been used for over 5000 years, in all parts of the world, and currently its use is steadily growing, causing new effects on our planet. Although there is an abundant amount of oil and gas within the core of our planet beneath major sources of water, eventually they will become scarce and overused, causing us to search for other means in other geographical territories, including on land. The more we discover about these sources of energy the better we understand them and eventually the more efficient we can be at conserving them (Estefani, 2013).

As aforementioned, throughout history there have been many sources of fuel that have propelled man. Instead of choosing one and eventually letting it run its course after excessive use, we have exhausted all efforts trying to find other sources for use to help power the busy lives of our race. One such natural gas is shale oil. Shale gas is actually the refined version of shale oil. Shale oil, or marlstone, forms from the deposits of macrobiotic matter mixing with the sedimentary materials on the foundation of lakes at depths of about 3000 feet over a period of millions of years. Along with the plants and animals that die off and fall to the
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