Shale gas exploration could move ahead
The Karoo near Willowmore, Eastern Cape. Government could authorise shale gas exploration before next year’s elections, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Thursday. “We want to move before the end of this administration,” Davies said at a briefing on Thursday, following Cabinet’s fortnightly meeting.
The gas fields of Mozambique which have just opened have about a hundred trillion cubic metres of gas, and the shale gas deposit — some of the estimates would suggest that it is multiples of the Mozambican,” he said. Asked about the Karoo’s vociferous anti-fracking lobby, Davies replied that government would proceed with exploration in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Citizen