Definition of shale gas in English:

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shale gas


[mass noun]
Natural gas occurring within or extracted from shale: the energy minister had high hopes that shale gas could be a major alternative source of power [as modifier]: the environmental impacts of shale gas extraction
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  • In 2010, test drilling started in north-west England on shale gas deposits there.
  • Tar sands crude and shale gas threaten both the quality and quantity of freshwater resources.
  • After years when America's reserves of fossil fuels have been dwindling, an enormous new source of energy has become available: shale gas.

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