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Health Canada Study of Shale Gas Development Reveals Air Pollutant Levels Similar or Lower than Average

Health Canada completed a New Brunswick Shale Gas Air Monitoring Study in the Penobsquis area between 2012 – 2015.  The study determined that air pollutants, while minimal, did not reach levels that are of concern to the environment and human heal Continue reading

Fracking belongs in this province

Bench along riverside path
Valerie Roy commentary Telegraph Journal – October 4, 2016 Not surprisingly, the vocal minority is once again pouncing on those who stand up and support hydraulic fracturing in New Brunswick in the recent letter to the editor entitled ‘Not everyo Continue reading

Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton Chambers of Commerce Disappointed with Indefinite Extension of Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium

The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce and Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce are disappointed with the announcement by Energy and Mines Minister Donald Arseneault earlier today that the Province’s hydraulic fra Continue reading



New Brunswick is home to vast natural gas resources that could play a vital role in our economic and environmental future.

Oil and gas development is not new to the Province – in fact, the first oil well was drilled over a hundred years ago and since then more than 51.3 billion cubic feet of natural gas has been produced.

Hydraulic fracturing itself has more than 65 years of safe operation and has been used to develop more than 1 million wells in North America – that’s roughly 90 per cent of the total oil and gas wells drilled.