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Hydraulic Fracturing: How it works

Watch a video to learn how Imperial Oil is safely using this technology.

Guiding principles

Read more about industry’s commitment to Canada-wide guiding principles and operating practices for shale and tight natural gas hydraulic fracturing.

Learn more about the basics: what is natural gas, what it contains, how it is used and where it is found in Canada.

Find out why natural gas will play a larger role in the world's future energy mix.

Natural gas offers a source of energy that is abundant, reliable, versatile and clean burning. Development of this resource also benefits our economy.

Advanced technologies are unlocking new unconventional sources of natural gas in Canada. Find out what it is involved to develop and produce this resource, from well to consumer.

Imperial is developing natural gas resources efficiently, safely and responsibly.

Imperial's natural gas portfolio includes existing production assets and promising gas plays in different regions of Canada.