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The Shale Gas Rush

Monday 10th October 2011 from 16h30 to 17h45
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Louis Faure
Written by
Jean-Pierre Rogel
Produced by
CBC, Radio Canada

Documentary, Canada, 2010, 44 min

A fad? No, a rush, everywhere in North America and the province of Quebec is among the targets.

There might be important reserves of natural gas in the Saint-Lawrence Lowlands of Quebec in Canada. The energetic and economic potential might be considerable. But to extract this gas, one must fracture the rock underground, a process with uncertain consequences. Shale gas… at what price for the environment?

A journalistic investigation that shook public opinion in Quebec.


Debate with :

  • Patrick De Wever, MNHN geology professor, head of the national inventory of geological heritage
  • Jean-Yves Reynaud, geologist, lecturer at the Muséum