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S. Africa Asks Shale-Gas Applicants to Cut Reference to Fracking

S. Africa Asks Shale-Gas Applicants to Cut Reference to Fracking

Paul Burkhardt from BLOOMBERG reports: South Africa’s oil-industry regulator asked companies including Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and Chevron Corp. to remove references to fracking from their applications for shale-gas projects in the Karoo region so they can be processed while relevant legislation is prepared.

 

“The companies involved have been requested to revise their environmental management programs,” Dave van der Spuy, manager of resource evaluation at Petroleum Agency SA, said in a presentation. “Any reference to hydraulic fracturing will have to be removed from those environmental management programs.”

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