Ministry of the industry and the party SaS are lukewarm champions of drilling, but the discussion is very quiet as in general the deposits are considered very small. The population, especially in the east of the country, is very poor and willing to embrace drilling.
Shale Gas activities
Aurelian Oil and Gas Slovakia, headed by Stanislav Benada, a shale gas supporter known also in the Czech republic, has been exploring for conventional oil and gas since 2006. 2000 km2 had been explored by 2D seismic measurements and airplane gravitometry.
No mobilisation so far, as no official shale gas exploration plans are known. The only group that expressed concerned is Vlk, an environmental organisation led by Juraj Lukac.