Definition of shale gas in English:

shale gas

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[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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    • The cheap energy brought about by the shale gas revolution, for example, is already boosting the U.S. economy.
    • Drilling to explore Britain's reserves of shale gas is to be restarted, despite major concerns about the threat it could trigger earthquakes.
    • In May ministers and industry experts met in Downing Street to discuss the potential of shale gas.

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