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Polish shales delayed?

26 December, 2012 News No comments
Polish shales delayed?

I am sure everyone has heard about Polish shale gas boom. It happened about two years ago, but something has changed since that time. The results from the wells are not as optimistic as in the American predictions, even though there have not been drilled many. Also politicians are responsible for ‘shale-disappointment’, they have not prepared the proper law for shale gas yet.

Mr Carsten Freyer, Business Development Manager for KCA Deutag in Europe and East Africa was ‘questioned’ about the situation in Poland. He said: ‘…It was totally different two years ago when everyone was so enthusiastic about Poland and we got calls from operators to move into the country, which we did, but today the picture has changed totally, so it’s questionable whether the rig demand and the commitment from operating companies is there to secure a long term business for reputable international service providers.’

The whole article you can find on:
Auf Wiedersehen Poland? | NATURAL GAS EUROPE

What do you think about these changes? What is the main factor of changing the companies’ policy about Poland?

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If I Were a Prime Minister…

19 December, 2012 News No comments
If I Were a Prime Minister…

Have you heard, that UK government is going to abolish, ban of shale gas fracking? Ban of exploratory fracking in the UK has been introduced after two small seismic tremors, reported in May 2011. According to The Royal Academy of Engineering report there is no connection between hydraulic fracturing and those seismic activities. You can find a whole report here.

UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey highlighted, that resuming that process will be connected with new controls aimed in reducing risks of seismic activity. Shale gas in UK is a promising potential energy resource for UK. It could reduce United Kingdom reliance on imported gas. But advantages related with shale gas production couldn’t overshadow environmental and safety issues.

UK Lifts Shale Gas Fracking Ban | RIGZONE

So, if you could decide about direction of energy policy in UK, what would be your approach to unconventional reserves? Share your ideas with us!

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