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Special Section: Energy - Getting the Gas Out of the Ground

August
2012

Technologies developed in the oil and gas industry over the past 60+ years are now being used to produce shale gas. 

Until recently, most natural gas came from what are known as conventional reservoirs. This conventional gas is typically trapped in multiple, relatively small, porous zones in rock formations such as sandstones, silt-­stones, and carbonates. Such gas is relatively easy to recover.

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