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  • Groningen gas questioned

    Dutch parliament passes motion demanding joint venture disprove Groningen earthquake link The Dutch parliament has decided to reverse the standard burden of proof over claims gas extraction at the Groningen field has caused earthquakes, Reuters report. The decision requires the joint venture operating the Groningen field – including Shell, Exxon and the government itself – […]

  • 40% of UK shale could be off limits

    Guardian analysis finds land protections passed last week by parliament may hinder UK’s shale gale Two-fifths of the land offered in England’s 14th licensing round will not be open to shale gas exploration, an analysis by The Guardian shows. Labour-proposed protections passed last week in parliament ruled out fracking in national parks, areas of outstanding […]

  • Unhappy new year for Gazprom?

    Company ‘thinking’ about reducing its entire staff count by up to a quarter as rouble drops value Gazprom is considering cutting staff numbers by up to a quarter, Russian news agency Interfax reports. The Russian state-owned gas company could lose between 15-25% of its 459,500-strong workforce in both its parent company and “daughter” brands in […]