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The find is approximately 150km northwest of Fort Nelson and according to Apache is the best unconventional gas reservoir in North America.

According to initial reports, the find contains enough gas to match Canada’s entire current output for nearly a decade.

Those reports are based on wells that have produced 21 million cubic feet per day during the first six months after being fracked.  The first well in the area was drilled in 2009 and was kept under wraps while the company purchased more land in the area.

Apache has secured 174,000 hectares of land in the Liard, which is 100km west of the Horn River region.  Early estimates say the Liard contains 210 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, of which 48 tcf is “sales gas” that can be produced and sold. 

For more on this find, click here and read the full article from the Globe and Mail.

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