Fear grows over Karoo uranium mining plans

2016-05-05 19:17

Civil-society groups plan to oppose new uranium-mining ventures in the Karoo region, where there are also plans to undertake hydraulic fracturing.

Sanders slams Clinton record on fracking

2016-04-11 19:52

A swing through New York's Southern Tier is providing Bernie Sanders with a fresh opportunity to contrast himself with Hillary Clinton on fracking.

‘Fracking not viable for now’

2016-03-09 10:41

With fracking applications for KwaZulu-Natal already being received, researchers have said that fracking would not be viable in South Africa for another 20 to 30 years.

First fracking licences to be issued this year, Parliament told

2016-02-24 14:31

The first licences for hydraulic fracturing - better known as fracking - should be issued this year, an official from the department of mineral resources has said in Parliament.

Uranium in Karoo may be tenfold more than thought

2016-02-15 07:39

A uranium explorer says deposits of the nuclear fuel buried in the semi-arid Karoo region may be 10 times greater than the 25 854 tonne resource it has already found.

Concern as drilling test off Durban coast is approved

2016-01-27 14:07

A seismic drilling test off the Durban coast has been approved for next month, but environmentalists say the decision will destroy beaches and marine life.

Britain approves national park fracking plans

2015-12-17 12:26

British MPs have voted in favour of allowing fracking under national parks, despite earlier promises of a ban.

United against fracking

2015-11-30 09:42

A diverse group of environmentalists took to the streets in Howick on Sunday to demonstrate against climate change.

Picket at fracking meet

2015-11-06 09:56

A company seeking to explore a vast swathe of the province for potential oil and gas reserves had to cancel its Greytown meeting because the venue was too small.

To frack or not to frack?

2015-11-03 09:22

This week, a number of meetings are being held around the Midlands to inform interested members of the public about the proposal by Rhino Oil and Gas to commence exploration for shale gas in the Midlands.


River set on fire to protest fracking

2016-04-24 16:02

An Australian politician has set fire to a river to draw attention to methane gas he says is seeping into the water due to fracking.

Pennsylvania families win against frackers

2016-03-12 08:03

A federal jury has awarded two couples nearly millions after finding one of the largest natural gas drillers in Pennsylvania polluted their well water.

Karoo fracking to begin in 12 months - govt

2016-03-08 17:48

The government says that exploration for shale gas will begin in the next 12 months, ending years of speculation over the project.

Anti-fracking lobby slowly gaining momentum in KZN

2016-02-24 10:41

The anti-fracking lobby is slowly gaining momentum after yet another large ­portion of the province prepares for a ­future of gas and oil exploration.

‘Get the hell out of KZN’

2016-02-03 10:29

Rhino Oil and Gas South Africa, the company seeking a bid to explore 1,5 million hectares for gas reserves in KZN, faced strong opposition at a community meeting in Howick on Tuesday.

New gas bid for KZN

2016-01-26 10:10

A second company has applied for permission to explore large swaths of KZN for petroleum and gas deposits.

Britain approves national park fracking plans

2015-12-16 22:29

British MPs have voted in favour of allowing fracking under national parks, despite earlier promises of a ban.

Gas firm deal ‘fishy’

2015-11-27 11:30

The EFF has revealed that a former director of Rhino Oil and Gas Exploration is the chairperson of Denel and a legal adviser to Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.

Firm ‘no’ to fracking in KZN

2015-11-03 09:32

A company wanting to explore the province for natural gas has admitted that “fracking is a possible end goal”.

SA's shale gas reserves and exploration

2015-10-29 08:56

Experts discuss the potential of SA's gas reserves as a source of energy in the future. However there are challenges hampering exploration.

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