With an estimated 600 trillion cubic feet of recoverable shale gas and 13 billion barrels of recoverable shale oil, Mexico is one of six countries that account for almost two-thirds of recoverable shale gas in the world, and Chihuahua is one of four northern states with accessible reserves. (2) (1) Pemex began the exploration process for shale gas production in Chihuahua and elsewhere as of 2010, and with the recent constitutional reforms in Mexico that ended Pemex’s 75-year monopology, foreign companies have begun to invest in gas and oil exploration and production in Mexico, as well. (1) (3) As of February of 2014 Pemex had drilled 29 wells in Chihuahua, and officials have claimed that more than 18 trillion cubic meters were found in initial exploration. Studies undertaken on the potential of fracking in the region took in $230 million in investments and are expected to be published early in 2015. (4) Cesar Duarte, Governor of Chihuahua, supports fracking and claims that the money it brings in will help support economic and social development in the state.