Fracking stands between NWT and shale oil boom

The Northwest Territories might be the next big thing for big oil.

APTN National News
The Northwest Territories might be the next big thing for big oil.

A number of companies have already invested more than $500 million for the right to explore shale oil.

That could lead to a massive economic boom for many small communities across the Sahtu Region.

But as APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier finds out in his two part series, there’s a catch. These companies want to use fracking to get at the oil.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.