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.

‘Unite against fracking’

2015-10-20 09:47

Civic groups are rallying together in anticipation of trying to block plans for the controversial gas exploration in the province.

Frackers now have to get permission

2015-10-16 20:32

Anyone who wants to attempt fracking in South Africa will now have to get permission from the water affairs minister.

Britain offers new shale gas sites

2015-08-19 05:15

Britain has offered shale gas exploration licences for the first time in seven years awarding new sites to companies including IGas and France's GDF Suez.

New York bans fracking, ending 7-year review

2015-06-30 08:07

New York has formalised its ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, concluding a seven-year environmental and health review that drew a record number of public comments.

Fracking not a 'widespread risk' to drinking water

2015-06-05 13:06

Fracking for shale oil and gas has not led to widespread pollution of drinking water, a US Environmental Protection Agency draft report says.

Fracking resumes in Texas

2015-05-23 14:20

Denton, a North Texas city whose fracking ban prompted lawmakers to limit such power, says a driller plans to start fracking gas wells within days.

SA shale gas regulations within two weeks

2015-05-12 10:39

The Department of Mineral Resources is expected to publish regulations which will govern the exploration process for shale gas in the Karoo soon.


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.

Dubious gas rights deal

2015-10-19 12:09

A one-man show run from a shared office block in Cape Town has obtained the largest exploration rights in KwaZulu-Natal.

Fracking caused Canadian quake

2015-08-27 16:41

Fracking by a Canadian subsidiary of Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas has triggered one of the world's largest earthquakes linked to the controversial practice.

'Frack now, pay later,' oil giants say

2015-08-09 14:15

Top oil companies are scrambling to book sales amid an oil crash, that in some cases they are even willing to take on the role of traditional lenders.

Government finally gazettes fracking rules

2015-06-07 15:00

The long-awaited technical regulations for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) were gazetted this week after more than a year’s wait.

EPA finds no risk to fracked drinking water

2015-06-04 21:19

Fracking has not led to widespread, systemic pollution of drinking water, the US EPA says.

Texas law stops cities from banning fracking

2015-05-19 15:45

Texas governor Greg Abbott has signed into law a prohibition on cities and towns imposing local ordinances preventing fracking and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas activities.

Denmark halts fracking at Total site

2015-05-06 13:15

Denmark says it has stopped the first exploratory drilling for shale gas in the country a day after it began, accusing French company Total of using an unauthorised chemical.

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