ARTICLES RELATING TO FRACKING

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

Poland's dream of shale gas riches fades

2015-02-11 17:30

Poland's dream of becoming a shale gas "El Dorado", bringing untold riches and assuring energy independence, is turning into a mirage as firms abandon prospecting efforts.

Algeria fracking protesters fight on

2015-02-09 18:14

Algeria's shale gas opponents have vowed further protests as the oil company says excavations will not be stopped.

UK council defers shale gas permits

2015-01-28 17:40

A local English government council has voted to delay a decision on whether shale gas firm Cuadrilla can progress with two fracking projects.

Bid to block fracking in UK fails

2015-01-27 11:00

A group of British lawmakers have failed to block plans for shale gas fracking in Britain, but the government agreed to tougher regulation and a ban on fracking in national parks.

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Unearthed, an independent South African feature documentary, investigates fracking in the United States – the technology’s place of origin – in order to understand what this new method of gas extraction could mean for the semi-arid Karoo and other countries who are considering its implementation.

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Fracking likely to start in 2017

2014-12-05 22:35

Government says shale gas exploration will be guided by licence conditions, while Shell says drilling will likely start in 2017 if licences are awarded next year.

Germany to leave door ajar for fracking

2014-11-20 11:12

Germany's government plans to stop short of an outright ban on the controversial technique of fracking for gas, bowing to pressure from industry.

 

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.

Refusal to rezone land could halt fracking

2015-02-10 07:52

The Treasure Karoo Action Group says local municipalities and provincial governments may hold the key to stop hydraulic fracturing for shale gas in its tracks.

Scotland stops shale gas projects

2015-01-28 21:13

Scotland has imposed a moratorium on shale gas planning permits and is launching an assessment of the impact of shale gas on public health.

Bid to block fracking in Britain fails

2015-01-27 13:30

A group of British lawmakers have failed to block plans for shale gas fracking in Britain, but the government has agreed to tougher regulation.

Alec Hogg: US resurgence – unleashing human potential works

2014-12-29 12:06

As 2014 winds down, its message to managers of national economies couldn’t be stronger. A resurgent America is back with annualised GDP growth of 5%.

New York bans fracking

2014-12-18 07:46

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he would ban hydraulic fracking in New York State, citing health concerns about the controversial oil and gas drilling technique.

Germany to leave door ajar for fracking

2014-11-20 22:28

Germany's government plans to stop short of an outrage ban on the controversial technique of fracking for gas, bowing to pressure from industry.

Germany reiterates ban on fracking

2014-11-17 17:05

Germany is not planning to lift a ban on fracking, following a report that it was considering lowering the hurdles for shale gas extraction to allow test drilling.

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