Monthly Archives: January 2014

Fracking is about to start in Slovenia

In the north east part of Slovenia, next to Hungarian border shell gas was found bellow ground. The area used to be known as the biggest Yugoslavian oil field. Nowadays oil is long gone and area is mainly farmland with

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Lithuania to Amend its Tough Hydrocarbons Legislations

In what is already seen by some experts as a bait for Chevron, the Lithuanian Government is poised radically to amend its shale gas and hydrocarbons taxation which, notably, if passed, would fix tax “ceiling” for shale gas output. Chevron

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France’s Total to invest in Britain’s shale gas quest

London Jan 11, 2014 (Reuters) – Total is set to become the first major oil company to invest in Britain’s nascent shale gas industry, boosting the industry’s profile in a country seen as one of Europe’s strongest prospects for unconventional

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Europe opens doors to dangerous fracking

Europe is opening its doors to dirty and dangerous unconventional fossil fuels, Friends of the Earth Europe and Food & Water Europe said today. The warning comes as the European Commission publishes a framework to guide member states on how

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Oil drilling firm Infrastrata gets go-ahead for exploratory well in Co. Antrim

Oil drilling firm Infrastrata gets planning go-ahead for exploratory well in Co Antrim URGENT ACTION NEEDED, click here for details. An oil and gas drilling firm has won planning permission to drill an exploratory well in Co Antrim which it

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Moratorium on fracking announced by Newfoundland government

Reviews, public consultations needed before policy developed, minister says Natural Resources Minister Derrick Dalley has declared a moratorium on fracking in the province. Dalley started off the fall sitting in the House of Assembly by announcing that the government will

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Collapsing democracy in EU?

JM, 16.1.2014 Joint open letter to EU institutions regarding EIA (mandatory EIA for nonconventional fossil fuels). 249 groups of concerned citizens and environmental organisations from 22 countries, mobilised against the development in Europe of unconventional fossil fuels, are extremely worried

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Exclusive: Leaked letter reveals UK pressure on shale

European Voice, 15 January 2014 By Dave Keating Internal document lays out strategy for convincing the Commission to drop plans for fracking legislation. A leaked UK government internal document dating from November, seen by European Voice, details a concerted lobbying campaign

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