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Too many uncertainties’ with fracking in the Karoo

Too many uncertainties’ with fracking in the Karoo

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 Karoo is the fifth largest in the world there are ‘too many uncertainties’ related to fracking and exploiting the resource (18-32million trillion cubic feet).

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