Shale gas development has the support of Trois-Rivières mayor Yves Levesque

09.12.2010

As Mayor of Trois-Rivières, Yves Levesque doesn’t mince words when he says that he supports shale gas development in his municipality. In a recent interview with Le Nouvelliste, Mayor Levesque says that he sees shale gas as an economic boon for the city, imagining what his council could do for Trois-Rivière citizens with the millions of dollars which could potentially roll in through the activities of QOGA members like Talisman. Talisman recently paid the city $192 000 for a 30-day exploration exercise.

Mayor Levesque made these statements in an interview with Le Nouvelliste published on December 8th. The full Le Nouvelliste article is available online.