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.

Man-made quakes shake US

2015-04-23 21:36

Man-made quakes linked to energy drilling shakes more than a dozen areas in the US.

Action group warns of fracking 'Trojan horse'

2015-03-17 16:34

Reports that oil and gas multinational Shell is reviewing its plans for fracking outside the Americas could be a "Trojan horse", the Treasure Karoo Action Group says.

Shale licences to be issued this year - minister

2015-03-17 09:17

Mining Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says he expects to start issuing shale exploration licences later this year.

Heavy security prevents opposition protests in Algiers

2015-02-24 20:34

Heavy police presence prevents anti-shale gas protests in Algerian capital


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.

Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling

2015-04-24 13:26

Scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes across the US, with the evidence coming in from one study after another.

Germany outlines rules on fracking

2015-04-02 17:21

The German cabinet drew up rules on the hitherto unregulated technology of "fracking" in Germany, narrowly restricting its use, but stopped short of an outright ban.

TKAG warns of fracking 'Trojan horse'

2015-03-17 14:19

Reports that oil and gas multinational Shell is reviewing its plans for fracking outside the Americas could be a 'Trojan horse', the Treasure Karoo Action Group says.

Oil dive puts paid to Shell's fracking plans

2015-03-16 09:03

Shell says it is pulling back from its shale projects in SA due to lower energy prices, although it is still seeking an exploration licence for the Karoo basin.

US shale on more sustainable course - analyst

2015-02-16 16:45

US shale producers have responded even more quickly to lower oil prices than analysts expected, which should ensure shale production hits a plateau by May or June.

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