Global Shale Deposits
In the world, there are at least 137 promising shale deposits in 41 different countries. The earth’s potential gas reserves seem to grow every day, and it becomes more vital to our everyday lives, as it becomes an integral part of running factories, powering trucks, and heating our homes.
Still, it is only the U.S. that thus far has been able to reap the rewards from shale reserves. And because fracking is still so premature in much of the world, there is a lot of apprehension and resistance to using it. Countries like France have banned the drilling practice for environmental reasons.
But there is no doubt about the potential that the rest of the world holds for natural gas production in its shale reserves. And with each passing day, and with proper due diligence, production will get stronger and stronger.
The U.S. may be the first to break ground, but they will in no way be the last.