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Gwede keeps options open despite anti-fracking ruling
Gwede keeps options open despite anti-fracking ruling
The minister of mineral resources and energy, Gwede Mantashe, has announced that his department will not be extracting gas by way of fracking, but...
Groundwater maps could help South Africa prepare for safer fracking
Groundwater maps could help South Africa prepare for safer fracking
The South African government has made a firm commitment to proceed with unconventional gas exploration using fracking. During...
'Give SA its own fracking agency’
'Give SA its own fracking agency’
There is a clean future without coal-fired power stations in South Africa. It is a future in which wind and solar plants feed power into the...
BHP write-down reveals fragile state of shale
BHP write-down reveals fragile state of shale
After the latest charge, Melbourne-based BHP values its United States onshore business at $24-billion. That's more than 40% higher than what...
Let's debate facts - not feelings
Let's debate facts - not feelings
South Africa has more than its fair share of emotive debates on complex issues. Land redistribution, statues of dead men and when MPs should be...
Fracking out in the open at last
Fracking out in the open at last
The strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of shale gas development has to be completed in two years – before exploration for the energy source...
Fracking chemicals 'may affect fertility'
Fracking chemicals 'may affect fertility'
 People who live near fracking operations should be monitored for chemical contaminants and health problems, according to researchers who have...
Stakes high as US plays oil card
Stakes high as US plays oil card
Imagine that at the start of 2014 you were an investor who liked to dabble in the commodity markets. You could sniff something going seriously wrong...
Zuma: Government wants 30 wells in 10 years for oil exploration
Zuma: Government wants 30 wells in 10 years for oil exploration
President Jacob Zuma outlined ambitious plans on Wednesday for oil and gas exploration in coastal waters that he said could contain as much as...

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