By Ellen Moore
New Brunswick's history with the shale gas industry is not recent. The province has been dabbling in oil and natural gas as far back as 1859 with such big industry players as Shell, BP, Imperial Oil and Irving. Although the finds were mostly small, with many of the large companies moving on or selling out to another company looking to give it a shot, the Corridor discovery in Elgin has changed the game and might be something bigger with the technology to extract it that wasn't there before.
You can read all about the history of the search for oil and gas in New Brunswick with maps and pictures at the following link: http://www.gnb.ca/0078/minerals/pdf/ONG_History-E.pdf