This infographic about natural gas is from the Alberta Factbook.
Download the PDF in the Learning Activity to look at how natural gas is produced and used in Alberta...
For more information on Alberta's energy mix, click on the other Factbook pages linked here...
Download the PDF in the Learning Activity to look at how natural gas is produced and used in Alberta.
For more information on Alberta's energy mix, click on the other Factbook pages linked here.
Alberta produces about 67 per cent of Canada’s natural gas and is one of the world’s largest natural gas suppliers. The province’s natural gas reservoirs are actually collections of tiny gas molecules trapped inside cracks and holes in underground rocks all over the province.
Alberta’s first natural gas well was drilled in 1883 near Medicine Hat, and the surrounding southeast plains region is still one of the largest conventional gas-producing areas in the country.
Opposite that, the province’s rugged Rocky Mountain region contains significant quantities of unconventional shale gas — natural gas trapped between layers of fragile shale rock — and is a major focus of modern gas production.
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