ISLAMABAD: Government is taking adequate steps to explore and exploit shale gas resources in the country.
According to official sources, US Aid Energy Policy Program has been engaged for geological assessment of shale gas resources in Pakistan by utilizing high-tech interpretation software, existing well fogs, and geo-chemical reports.
Besides, sweet spots for shale gas exploration have been identified at various places in the country.
An interim shale gas policy is being prepared for pilot projects to test the identified sweet areas. Final shale gas policy will be formulated for exploration and exploitation of shale gas and shale oil in the country based on the results of the pilot projects.