Govt still on track for Karoo fracking - Zwane

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There was toyi-toyiing and a picket outside the Greytown Lodge, the venue where a public consultation meeting was expected to be held to discuss the exploration of oil and gas.
There was toyi-toyiing and a picket outside the Greytown Lodge, the venue where a public consultation meeting was expected to be held to discuss the exploration of oil and gas.
Ian Carbutt

Cape Town - The Department of Mineral Resources intends to pursue the exploration of shale gas, but will consult widely with communities and stakeholders when doing so, said Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Tuesday. 

Delivering his department’s budget vote, Zwane said three vertical boreholes of up to 1km will be drilled in Beaufort West to “assess the groundwater levels and movement”. 

Fin24 earlier reported that South Africa will be pursuing the exploration of shale gas resources in the Karoo basin. The United States Energy Information Administration estimates South Africa has 390 trillion cubic feet in unproven, technically recoverable shale gas resources.

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