Oil & Natural Gas - Onshore Energy
For 40 years, all eyes on petroleum exploration in Nova Scotia have been offshore. Now, the focus has also shifted to what's been right under our noses - or more accurately, our feet.
Some of the same lands that were once mined for their coal are now being mined for their natural gas potential. Coalbed methane and shale gas exploration are making the onshore the new frontier for Nova Scotia's energy industry.
Another legacy from another kind of mining - salt caverns in Colchester County - are being explored as potential storage sites for significant amounts of natural gas.
The establishment of the Sable pipeline and other petroleum-related infrastructure and expertise has helped draw attention to new opportunities for exploration in Nova Scotia.
To learn more check out our Onshore Profile 2012, and explore this section of our website to get the latest information, and get in touch with the Nova Scotia Department of Energy.