Definition of 'shale'
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Our shale revolution remains a distant dream. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This means the shale industry can now put a lid on oil prices in future. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The shale gas revolution had not yet taken hold. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Tax allowances will aim to encourage investment in shale gas production. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We are sitting on huge reserves of shale gas. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He got to shale gas and its huge potential. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Shale gas is natural gas produced from shale rock formations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is also growing excitement about our own shale reserves. Times, Sunday Times (2013)France is proposing to ban shale gas exploration over safety fears. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It involves drilling for oil and gas in shale rock. The Sun (2014)It is impossible to get any idea of the potential of those shale reserves. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He said extra funds were available for councils if they were struggling to cope with applications for shale gas production. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Then came the shale gas revolution, rendering much of that capacity unnecessary. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Other protesters targeted a shale gas industry conference in London. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Expensive, but the shale boom shows no sign of coming to an end. Times, Sunday Times (2011)When shale gas came along, he abruptly spent billions switching the facility into an export terminal. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The shale gas revolution is arguably the biggest reason for the oil price collapse in recent months as new supplies overrun weak global demand. Times, Sunday Times (2015)US shale gas production is expected to slow in the second half of the year. Times, Sunday Times (2015)BRITAIN'S shale gas industry faces a day of reckoning tomorrow when planners decide whether to allow fracking in Lancashire. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The economic recovery is being fuelled by the shale gas revolution, which is resulting in low energy prices. Times, Sunday Times (2013)BRITAIN'S fledgling shale gas industry faces a crucial test this week when planners decide whether fracking in Lancashire can go ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The American oil giant was hit by the slump in gas prices that resulted from the surge in shale gas production. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is doing well out of the shale boom in the US. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'shale'
British English: shale NOUN
Shale is smooth soft rock that breaks easily into thin layers.
Definition of shale from the Collins English Dictionary
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