||The Montney Shale is a stratigraphical unit of Lower Triassic age in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in British Columbia and Alberta. The Montney Shale Play is located in the Dawson Creek area south of the Horn River Shale as well as the Duvernay Shale. The Montney Shale formation is a shale rock deposit. Natural Gas can be found in large quantities trapped in this tight shale play. Companies have been sweeping up land leases all across this area with the goal to explore and drill for the natural gas. There has also been oil found to the north, west, and south of the Montney Shale which could turn this shale field into an oil play.