natural gas from shale

providing an efficient, economical energy source

Shale gas well in Northern Alberta

Natural gas and crude oil from shale and tight rock are changing the global energy supply landscape. We’re developing new resources in shale and tight formations in Canada, the United States and Argentina.

  • Globally, there are more than 7,500 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable shale gas resources.

  • There are over 400 billion barrels of shale/tight oil in the world.

  • The amount of recoverable shale gas available is equivalent to about 60 years of the world's current natural gas demand.

what is natural gas?

Dismissed as a useless byproduct of crude oil production until the second half of the 20th century, natural gas now accounts for about 22 percent of the world's energy consumption — and demand is growing.

An environmentally friendly and efficient energy source, natural gas is the cleanest-burning conventional fuel, producing lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions than heavier hydrocarbon fuels such as coal and oil. Historically, natural gas also has been one of the most economical energy sources. Natural gas fuels electric power generators, heats buildings and is used as a raw material in many consumer products, such as those made of traditional plastics.

natural gas from shale

natural gas from shale

This Chevron video provides a basic tutorial on the step-by-step process Chevron takes to explore for and eventually develop natural gas from shale.

what is chevron doing?

As natural gas is a significant new global energy source, Chevron is pursuing the safe and responsible development of this clean-burning fuel in Canada, the United States and Argentina. Developing natural gas from shale is an important growth area for Chevron Canada. We are engaged in projects that span the value chain of the natural gas business — exploration, production, pipeline, liquefaction, shipping, marketing and trading — through our operated interest in the Kitimat LNG Project in British Columbia and the Kaybob Duvernay Program in Alberta.