Even the Public Sector "Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited" (ONGC) had taken up a pilot project for Shale gas in exploration in Raniganj, West Bengal and North Karanpura in Jharkhand. All the seven phases of the project have already been completed. In the Raniganj sub-basin the Gas in Place (GIP) is estimated to be 48 trillion cubic feet (TCF). ONGC is planning to explore Cambay, Krishna-Godavari, Cauvery and Vindhyan sedimentary basins for shale gas in alliance with US oil major ConocoPhillips.
Watch the film "Promised Land" starring Matt Damon and the documentary 'Gasland' by John Fox.
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