shale gas

 
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...
Oil price plummets to three-year low
Oil price plummets to three-year low
Warnings about dwindling oil supply paired with an ever-bolder self-proclaimed Islamic State should mean a higher oil price. Instead, the price...
Emissions from fracking gas half that of coal, says study
Emissions from fracking gas half that of coal, says study
A new study has found that the life-time greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of shale gas are half that of coal, irrespective of whether the gas is used...
Carbon tax delayed, fracking favoured in Gordhan's Budget
Carbon tax delayed, fracking favoured in Gordhan's Budget
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has delayed the carbon tax by one more year to 2016. Last year, he said it would start by January 1 2015. This was "to allow further consultation"....
New reality alters energy plans
New reality alters energy plans
South Africa's energy policy is at a crossroads with the government this week declaring a waning interest in coal, doing a possible flip on...
Karoo fracking: Water, wealth and whites
Karoo fracking: Water, wealth and whites
Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness that draws artists,...
Government: Companies must disclose fracking fluids
Government: Companies must disclose fracking fluids
South Africa proposed regulations for hydraulic fracturing that would require disclosure of chemicals used and meet standards set by the American...
Frackers will need to apply for a water licence, says Molewa
Frackers will need to apply for a water licence, says Molewa
A "controlled activity" label means that companies seeking to use fracturing or any unconventional means of harvesting gas or oil...

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