ARTICLES RELATING TO FRACKING

‘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.

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.

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.

 

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.

‘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.

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.

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