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The Run Down on Fracking – Have the Frackers got Fracked?
Stefan Cramer December 03rd, 2014

Katherine Frisk write at NEWS24: …the Karoo will be saved from fracking, due to international economic warfare. Perhaps we should all send a thank you card to Saudi Arabia. Due to the recent decision by the Saudi’s to keep pumping oil at a low price, the Fracking Industry has now got Fracked! SocGen’s head of oil research Mike ...


UK Government’s chief scientist’s report urges caution over fracking risks
Stefan Cramer November 28th, 2014

Stefan Cramer: This is a hard-hitting warning from a highly credible source An annual report by the UK government’s chief scientific advisor, Sir Mark Walport, warns that the government must consider the risks of innovation, rather than rushing implementation, using fracking as a case study. The report “Innovation: managing risks not avoiding them”, points to examples of technologies ...


Too many uncertainties’ with fracking in the Karoo
Stefan Cramer November 28th, 2014

Gas is key – gas will play an in increasingly important role in  South Africa’s energy mix, said the Western Cape Government Director for Energy and Green Economy, Dr Jim Petrie. Speaking at the Fossil Fuel Foundation (FFF) Coal, Energy and Sustainability Conference in Cape Town on Thursday, Petrie said that while the shale gas resource in ...


The Downside of the Boom
Stefan Cramer November 24th, 2014

The New York Times reports: Since 2006, when advances in hydraulic fracturing — fracking — and horizontal drilling began unlocking a trove of sweet crude oil in the Bakken shale formation, North Dakota has shed its identity as an agricultural state in decline to become an oil powerhouse second only to Texas. A small state ...


3 Billion Gallons of Highly-Toxic Fracking Waste Dumped Into California Drinking Water Supply
Stefan Cramer November 24th, 2014

A study published in the journal Ground Water predicts that the highly-toxic fluids used in fracking can migrate to aquifers within a few short years. NBC Bay Area news reported last week that 3 billion gallons of highly-toxic fracking waste was injected into California’s aquifers. Readmore at: 3 Billion Gallons of Highly-Toxic Fracking Waste Dumped Into California Drinking Water Supply