Successful gas extraction in Poland


For over a month Lane Energy Poland produces shale gas in Lebien LE1 near Lebork, Northern Poland. Although amounts of gas are not yet commercial, it is the biggest extraction from shales in Europe reaching 8000 cubic metres per day.

“This is very good news for Poland and European oil geology,” said Piotr Wozniak, Polish chief geologist.

Lingering legislation procedures and withdrawal of three international firms from race of Polish shale sow dissent in society and disbelief in prospects of energy independence. This information may bring back spirit and high hopes.

The Polish Geological Institute estimates the country’s shale gas resources to 768 billion cubic metres, making them one of the largest on the continent.

Poland’s shale gas hopes buoyed by promising test output || REUTERS


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