Dates back to 1931, when American geologist Charles Edwin Weaver found it in the Sierra de Vaca Muerta. This discovery attracted attention due to the high content of organic matter in the rocks, which made it special from the point of view of potential resources.
Abundant underground resources, advanced extraction technology, increasing activity and economic potential.
1. Water contamination 2. Impact on human health 3. Seismic hazards 4. Water consumption 5. Soil contamination 6. Methane emissions 7. Impacts on biodiversity 8. Social conflicts 9. Energy policies