After trying unsuccessfully for 20 years to start natural gas production in French Canada, a small Calgary company refuses to take no for an answer from the Quebec government.
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Canadian oil startup Questerre Energy Corp. on Wednesday reported encouraging results from a study in Jordan that used oil mining and separation technology invented in Utah for tapping surface shale deposits.
After collecting a months-long deluge of popular disdain for the oil and gas industry in a public regulatory review, the Quebec government has decided to toughen its five-year-old moratorium against unconventional exploration using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) into a permanent ban.
Questerre Energy Corp., which explores in Quebec’s Utica Shale within the St. Lawrence Lowlands, said independent engineers estimate that some of the company’s resources in the play are 30% larger than previously thought.
A committee appointed by Quebec’s environment minister to study hydraulic fracturing (fracking) said the practice requires further study and recommended against authorizing any test wells that would conduct fracking for research purposes.