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Vol. 16, No. 13 Week of March 27, 2011
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Quebec: Caught in a bind

Province freezes drilling to conduct environmental review, introduces royalty regime in anticipation of eventual 50 tcf development

Gary Park

For Petroleum News

Of all the North American jurisdictions with shale gas resources, few if any have as much to win or lose as Quebec. Early calculations estimate its Utica formation, stretching over 160 miles of the St. Lawrence Lowlands between Montreal and Quebec City, holds at least 50 trillion cubic feet of recov....

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