HAMPTON, N.B. – Not everyone is as optimistic about shale gas development in New Brunswick as Energy Minister Craig Leonard.

Fracking opponent Janet Kidd believes, based on yesterday’s throne speech, that the government is content to invest in the controversial gas, despite a large anti-shale gas movement in the province.

She adds while Minister Leonard may believe there is enough shale gas in the province to supply its energy needs for a
century, the public would be naive to think the gas is actually staying here.

“There’s no way these gas companies are actually going to sell this natural gas at low prices when there are much more lucrative markets elsewhere, like China and parts of the US.”

The Alward conservatives will release the oil and natural gas blueprint during the spring session of the legislature.