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High cost of cheap gas | Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA)

High cost of cheap gas | Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA) | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
Film looking into debate about gas production via fracking in the Karoo desert in South Africa
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SA government on track with gas plans

SA government on track with gas plans | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
The possibility of successful gas projects will depend on the emergence of willing investors to fund the costs of exploratory drilling.  An increase in appetite from private investors could encourage an increase in private participation in the South African gas market, speculates business law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr senior associate for projects and infrastructure Bianca Pollastrini and candidate attorney for projects and infrastructure Adriaan van der Merwe. “After the publication of the ...
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How To Play The Shale Energy Boom's Premature Demise

How To Play The Shale Energy Boom's Premature Demise | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
Despite its historic bull run, the market is giving investors plenty to worry about. And I'm not even referring to the many potential triggers for a.
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Chemicals used in fracking 'could cause cancer' - BDlive

BDlive Chemicals used in fracking 'could cause cancer' BDlive KNOWN carcinogenic chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing for shale gas (fracking) could lead to an epidemic of cancer in the Karoo, says Cancer Association of SA (Cansa) acting head...
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SA Fracking “Mr No” admits – the cause has personally cost him R2,5m - BizNews

SA Fracking “Mr No” admits – the cause has personally cost him R2,5m - BizNews | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
Deal, "I have to disagree with you when you say fracking has transformed the global economy as well as that many people have benefitted from it."
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Dublin-based fracking firm applies for seismic testing in Karoo - Eyewitness News

Dublin-based fracking firm applies for seismic testing in Karoo - Eyewitness News | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
Falcon Oil and Gas’s exploration project involves collecting seismic data through the "shot hole" method.
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South Africa to grant exploration licences for Karoo gas fields - Oil Review Africa

South Africa to grant exploration licences for Karoo gas fields - Oil Review Africa | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
South Africa has announced that the country will grant licences to oil companies to begin exploration at the shale gas fields in Karoo from July 2015
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Prospects for fracking in Britain are "bleak" as the industry loses ground - Telegraph

Prospects for fracking in Britain are "bleak" as the industry loses ground - Telegraph | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
In the last two weeks, Scotland, Wales, and 40 per cent of the English land offered for fracking have been officially put off-limits
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Rules on fracking in Karoo to be published in January - BDlive

Rules on fracking in Karoo to be published in January - BDlive | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
Aims is to ensure safe exploration and extraction and communities will be consulted, says department
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Politics of power ignores reality - Mail & Guardian Online

Politics of power ignores reality - Mail & Guardian Online | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
Government's decisions about energy needs are potentially leading SA down a path of excess.
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First Public Lecture: Fracking, Energy and Groundwater

Sol Plaatje University presents the first public lecture in a series on Fracking, Energy and Groundwater titled "Shale Gas in the Karoo - the scientific fact...
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For The First Time, Scientists Prove Fracking Caused An Earthquake Strong Enough To Be Felt By Humans

For The First Time, Scientists Prove Fracking Caused An Earthquake Strong Enough To Be Felt By Humans | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
This is the first time a study has linked an earthquake large enough to be felt by humans to fracking.
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SA to regulate, monitor shale gas exploration

SA to regulate, monitor shale gas exploration | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
Information on
sustainable development in South Africa: protecting the
environment, tackling climate change, helping people and nature
to co-exist
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Natural gas: The fracking fallacy

Natural gas: The fracking fallacy | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
The United States is banking on decades of abundant natural gas to power its economic resurgence. That may be wishful thinking.
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Is the U.S. Shale Boom Going Bust?

Is the U.S. Shale Boom Going Bust? | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
 While the most dire of warnings are probably overstated, a host of geological and economic realities increasingly suggest that the fracking party might not last as long as most Americans think.
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What is the real cost of shale gas?

What is the real cost of shale gas? | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
In this second part of three in this mini series on "Shale gas myths and realities" I want to address one of the central questions surrounding this new bounty and that is whether or not shale gas ...
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“No fracking – or we go to court” S. African Treasure the Karoo ...

“No fracking – or we go to court” S. African Treasure the Karoo ... | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
S. African Treasure the Karoo Action Group threatens legal challenge if government fails to heed call for frac moratorium within 30 days; Group would seek.
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Shale is suffering: Declining oil and natural gas prices have led to plenty of ... - Crain's Cleveland Business

Shale is suffering: Declining oil and natural gas prices have led to plenty of ... - Crain's Cleveland Business | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
More than six months of declining oil prices, along with low prices for the Utica shale's natural gas, have turned things around — and turned the almost daily shale news from good to bad.
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Concern over ANC increasing stake in Shell SA - CNBCAfrica.com

Concern over ANC increasing stake in Shell SA - CNBCAfrica.com | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, reportedly plans to increase its stake in Shell South Africa.
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Time-Lapse Map Shows The Number Of Earthquakes Fracking Has Caused (VIDEO)

Time-Lapse Map Shows The Number Of Earthquakes Fracking Has Caused (VIDEO) | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
This is what happens to your state when fracking begins.
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The hunt for Karoo shale gas begins - Mail & Guardian Online

The hunt for Karoo shale gas begins - Mail & Guardian Online | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
The government plans to grant oil companies licences to begin exploring the Karoo for gas from as early as July this year.
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Fracking in Karoo unlikely, says geologist - Independent Online

Fracking in Karoo unlikely, says geologist - Independent Online | Fracking in the Karoo | Scoop.it
Independent Online Fracking in Karoo unlikely, says geologist Independent Online Durban - A hydro-geologist who has been advising communities in the Karoo on the implications of fracking argues that drilling for shale gas in the region does not...
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S.Africa to process Challenger Energy's fracking application

South Africa is pressing ahead with its shale gas plans for the ecologically sensitive Karoo region, with the announcement that it would process Challenger E...
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