21 September 2012 02:38 [Source: ICIS news]
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“Our position on shale gas is very clear: a complete moratorium on shale gas exploration and production,” natural resources minister Martine Ouellet said in a televised interview.
When asked how long the moratorium would last, Ouellet said: ”I don’t see the day when we will have the technology to permit safe [shale gas] operations.”
Ouellet is minister in the government of Premier Pauline Marois, whose Parti Quebecois (PQ) came to power earlier this month. The PQ is committed to breaking
Quebec's gas is in the Utica Shale, which extends the length of the
Earlier this year, the governor of the US state of Vermont, which borders Quebec to the south, signed a bill banning hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the technology used in shale gas exploration and production.
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