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

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.


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.

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%.

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