Skip to comments.German environment minister: no fracking for shale gas in Germany any time soon
Posted on 02/11/2013 5:16:58 AM PST by thackney
Germany's environment minister says he doesn't expect the extraction of natural gas by "fracking" will start any time soon in Europe's biggest economy.
Shale gas is located underground across Europe, but environmental concerns over extracting it are widespread. Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," frees natural gas from shale by injecting a well with chemically treated water and sand.
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Russia sends their THANK YOU!!!!
How is the Polish Gas drilling program working out? Maybe they could sell the Germans some...
I think Poland is a year away from production.
If I remember correctly, it wasn’t proving as great a production source as originally hoped, but still worth going after.
Fracking Boom Delayed by Kites as Poland Seeks Gas Independence
Polish firms miss deadline but continue talks on shale gas deal
Polish gas monopoly PGNiG said on Tuesday it and four other state-controlled companies had missed a deadline this week to work out how to cooperate in developing the country’s shale gas resources but would continue negotiations.
It looks like the fracking opponents there are the usual (once KGB funded) suspects we find worldwide.
The Caucus is out for sure, but wait, those Romania oil fields are looking better each day...
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Great news! Germany is already buying coal from us, now that they have shut down their nuclear power plants. Maybe we could also export LNG, too.
Germany has been buying coal from the US for decades.
Coal Exports by Country of Destination, Selected Years, 1960-2011
Very interesting, thanks. Note that our coal exports to Germany are the highest they have been since 1967, and nearly doubled last year.
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