Consider the following statements about the Shale Gas:

  1. Shale Gas is essentially trapped in impermeable sedimentary rocks
  2. Shale gas generally contains high amounts of CO2 and hydrogen sulphide

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

First statement is correct because shale gas is trapped in impermeable shale rock due to which it generates need for hydraulic fracturing of rock which enables shale gas to flow. Second statement is also correct because Shale gas contains high amounts of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module