Monthly Archives: April 2013

Northern Ireland

Political situation December 2011: the Green Party brought forward a motion to the Northern Ireland Assembly calling for a moratorium on fracking in Northern Ireland. The motion was passed by a majority. The Assembly motion calling for a moratorium on

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Romania

Political situation: political platform presented in Parliament through their investment in June. A legislative bill on hydrofracking drilling initiated in Parliament by a group of ten MPs: Rejected by Senate in Chamber (final vote), Open issue for the present. With

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Scotland

Political situation GOVERNMENT is skirting the issue. When asked in April 2012 at First Ministers questions whether he had any concern about the environmental and climate implications of fracking, Alex Salmond responded: “A number of concerns about fracking have been

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Slovakia

Political situation 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

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Slovenia

Activities in Petišovci, North-eastern part of Slovenia (border with Hungary): In test wells called PG-11 in 3050 m below the surface they found gas reserves, which could be exploited by fracking. Investor said they could start using that gas commercially

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Spain

Political situation Gas and Spain in numbers: Gas demand of Natural Gas: 35,8 Bcm Primary Energy mix: 24% Net Gas Imports: 100% Estimated Shale Gas Resources: 180 Bcm There are many investigation permits requested in the last years. These permits

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Sweden

Political situation Conservative government since 2006, next elections in 2014 No governmental positioning on shale gas Full reliance on environmental law Overview of the national mineral law, proposal ready end of October 2012 Continuous input through motions from opposition parties

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