A Business Insider article. France could become the first country to ban the controversial practice that involves using 'slick' water, a combination of water, chemicals and mud, to fracture the rock with hairline cracks and prop open underground fissures.
This discussion from RTE's Drivetime includes interviews with groups opposed to fracking in the West of Ireland, along with excerpts from Gasland, a documentary that criticises fracking.
The development of techniques which allow the extraction of gas from some carboniferous rocks known as shale has completely transformed the world's natural gas market. The gas price has fallen and in one case in the US, a terminal that was built to import gas is now being used to export it.
by Brian Davey. In recent months there have been a lot of very rosy news items about so called "unconventional gas" as a "game changing" new feature of world energy markets. It's bonanza time... Maybe....however, before going further, its useful to think about what happens in a gold rush. Very few of those out prospecting get rich. But people who sell wagons, equipment and the banks do. The problem is that when it comes to any news from the hydrocarbons market one should never take things at face value...