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karoo_images What does Minister manuel know that we don't?
Gas and the "controlled" extraction of the Karoo's shale gas resources, should play a more significant role in South Africa's future energy mix, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters and Trevor Manuel said on Thursday...
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UN Climate Report shows South Africa should reconsider energy path of all fossil fuels (including shale gas)
SA, with 3,7% of the world's coal reserves and possible untapped Karoo shale gas resources should revamp the chosen economic trajectory if it takes the UN report seriously… read more

Hydropower could supply Africa's energy needs
A UN Report released at the World Water Forum stated that if cross-border cooperation improved, hydropower could supply Africa's energy needs…read more

Shell in UK and US courts over alleged environmental and human rights violations
A UN Report found "systemic failures in Shell's approach to cleaning up pollution and rehabilitating land, which have exposed tens of thousands of people to a sustained assault on their economic, social and cultural rights... US court case, UK court case and read more

Let them breathe gas' –Marcellus compressor station approved despite known toxic emissions
The health department's draft installation permit classifies the facility as a "minor source" of air toxins, emitting 35 tons of nitrogen oxides and 17 tons of volatile organic compounds a year, plus 7 tons of formaldehyde and almost 11 tons of soot and fine particles... read more

Ohio drilling areas high on gas supplies, low on water
Chesapeake Energy signed an agreement with the city of Steubenville last month to take up to 700,000 gallons of water a day from a city reservoir of water from the Ohio River... read more
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Report reveals serious water challenges in Canada due to oil and gas drilling
"Droughts are a fact of life in Western Canada but they appear to becoming more severe and more frequent," warned Canada West. The head of Royal Dutch Shell told an industry conference in Houston that developing shale gas can take twice as much water as to produce conventional gas... read more

Farmers in Bradford county crying over spilt milk...
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