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Scotland Govt Report: Inadequate evidence on shale risk to public health

A report commissioned by the Scottish Government to help determine its position on fracking has found there is “inadequate” evidence to determine whether shale oil and gas extraction would pose a risk to public health. The Government commissioned six reports into different effects of introducing onshore unconventional oil and gas extraction (UOG) in Scotland. But…

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US shale firms go back to work after Trump’s win

American shale producers are redeploying cash, rigs and workers, cautiously confident the energy sector has turned a corner after Donald Trump’s presidential election victory and OPEC‘s recent signal that it plans to curb production. The downturn produced a leaner, more efficient US shale industry that was forced to develop and quickly adapt new technology to compete…

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Overview of South Africa’s readiness to support the shale gas industry

The discovery and exploitation of very large shale gas reserves in countries like the US have transformed the energy market. South Africa may also possess potentially large resources of shale gas. This could have a significant positive impact on the country’s energy balance should it be decided to exploit these resources. The exploitation of these key…

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