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IGas Energy Encounters Shale Gas Drilling in Northwest England

IGas Energy Plc, a U.K. developer of coal-bed methane gas fields, encountered a shale gas deposit while drilling at the Ince Marshes site in Cheshire in northwest England.

After drilling through coal seams, IGas found a shale section of at least 1,000 feet (304 meters) with gas indications observed across the interval, IGas said in a statement today.