Shale gas reserves

Q.  Which of the following basin/s has/have shale gas reserves?

1) Cambay Basin
2) KG Basin
3) Cauvery Basin

- Published on 16 Nov 16

a. 1, 2
b. 1, 3
c. 2
d. All of the above

ANSWER: All of the above
  • ONGC estimates India‚Äôs shale gas reserve in the range of 500 to 2000 trillion cubic meters.
  • Cambay is one of the basins that have been identified as potentially-bearing shale resources.
  • But apart from the Cambay basin, the ONGC will also explore Krishna-Godavari, Cauvery and Vindhyan sedimentary basins for shale gas in the near future.
  • Major regions of availability are Gujarat, Rajasthan, central India, KG Basin and offshore areas in Bay of Bengal.

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