It's one thing to focus on SA's long-term prospects. Be careful not to miss the forest for the trees. But what's to be done when the forest suddenly goes up in flames? asks Ron Derby.
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The British government called a halt Saturday to the controversial process of "fracking" due to fears it could trigger earthquakes in a surprise U-turn just weeks before a general election.
The application by Rhino Oil and Gas Exploration South Africa received a “resounding no” from residents, farmers and business owners for its application to deploy an...
The 5.5 magnitude quake on November 15 injured scores in the South Korea port city of Pohang and caused major damage.
BHP Billiton says the timing of its $20bn spree into US shale in 2011 was a misstep and that if the miner could turn the clock back, it wouldn’t have invested in the assets.
It is believed that South Africa has vast reserves of shale gas, but it is not yet clear when – or even if – this natural resource will be exploited.
The government has given the go-ahead for shale gas development in the Karoo region, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says.
The Trump administration says is rolling back an Obama administration rule requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking.
If exploration for shale gas goes ahead in the Karoo, only 60 to 900 jobs will be created, and it is not going to add much value to the economy, this according to CSIR.
A report commissioned by Rhino Oil and Gas has suggested that the discovery of natural gas could potentially result in an economic boom for South Africa.
The vice-president of exploration company Rhino Oil and Gas said that the decision to reduce their area of exploration was based on “geological data”.
The Supreme Court of Appeal has heard arguments by Agri Eastern Cape, regarding the legality of technical regulations for fracking previously promulgated by the Minister of Mineral Resources.
Government intends to fast-track the exploration and exploitation of shale gas in South Africa, says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe.
Farmers have put the brakes on fracking in the Karoo for now, as the mining ministry mulls whether it should appeal a court ruling that declared fracking regulations invalid.
Government intends to pursue the exploration of shale gas, but will consult widely with communities and stakeholders when doing so, says Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.
For the minister to make commitments to develop shale gas in South Africa without exploration to determine the extent of potential gas resources (if any) is misguided, writes Jonathan Deal.
South Africa’s petroleum sector is relatively new but will be a critical contributor to future GDP growth, says Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane.
Environmental and public policy groups in New York are calling for a state constitutional amendment establishing the right to clean air and water.
A KPMG report on the economic benefits for fracking in SA is speculative and does not reflect the true nature of shale-gas drilling and its economics, explains the WWF.
A presentation in Howick by Rhino Oil and Gas on its fracking proposal on Wednesday afternoon was met with enormous public opposition as soon as the meeting began.
Rhino oil and Gas has reduced the area it wants to explore for oil and gas in KwaZulu-Natal, but farming and environmental organisations say this is in no way a “victory”.
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