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Fracking it in South Africa: an argument for shale gas ...

2012-11-15  Shale gas exploration has the potential to drive the next wave of economic growth in South Africa, reducing poverty and creating tens of thousands of jobs over the next decade. While the government must maintain the highest environmental standards for companies wishing to extract shale gas in the Karoo, it has an economic obligation to steadily open shale gas to further development, including fracking.

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Fracking for shale gas in South Africa: blessing or

Fracking for shale gas in South Africa: blessing or curse? 2013-12-06. As the first country to reverse a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing – more commonly known as ‘fracking’ – South Africa is now poised to move forward with the controversial process, exploring what experts believe to be the eighth largest shale gas reserve in the world.

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Fracking in South Africa: an alternative to coal? SAIIA

2015-7-30  The question of fracking is therefore complex. Shale gas is seen by many as a way to start a transition to a greener future, offering a route to produce electricity with a smaller carbon footprint. The process is also viewed as a solution to increase South Africa’s

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Resolving fractured debates about fracking? The shale

2019-10-4  The shale gas industry in South Africa Lancashire, England: Preston New Road Action Group, a local anti-fracking group, said it was ‘devastated’ by the decision [to go ahead with fracking]. ‘This is a sad day as it is clear to all that this [UK] government neither listens, nor can it

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Fracking the Karoo in South Africa Chege Publishing

The lower range is considered ‘Small Gas’ while the upper range is ‘Big Gas’. The total natural gas supply in South Africa, including Sasol’s synthetic gas, stands at 155-175 PJ which is 2.5% of the total primary energy. The addition of shale gas has the potential to increase this contribution significantly.

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EWT perspective on shale gas in South Africa

2019-4-9  EWT Perspective on Unconventional Shale Gas July 2016 associated with shale gas mining and associated techniques, such as fracking, in South Africa. We are not convinced that this principle has been adequately integrated into decision making with respect to hydraulic fracturing.

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Fracking the Karoo - Insights into The Law in South Africa

2017-1-27  Hydraulic fracturing operations in South Africa are expected to use fracking fluid termed slick water.19Slick water is a low viscosity chemical mixture comprising approximately 98% water, fine sand particles, and a small amount of chemical additives.20The sand is used to keep the fractures propped open, while the additives are used for a variety of purposes, such as to protect the well case from

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Is there an ethical argument for fracking shale gas ...

2014-10-29  Hope suggests that companies producing shale gas should pay for the long-term environmental damage caused by fracking, at the rate of a set amount for every tonne of CO2 or of methane emitted: the “social cost” of carbon and of methane.

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Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing - Welcome to SIWI

2018-12-27  tions more or less unregulated shale gas industries and activities expand rapidly. This report aims to compile the available informa - tion on shale gas and fracking, especially in the light of growing concerns about the consumption of water as well as the serious pollution risks. Shale gas has been found in many areas with water scarcity and

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Fracking for shale gas in South Africa: blessing or

2013-12-6  As the first country to reverse a moratorium1 on hydraulic fracturing – more commonly known as ‘fracking’ – South Africa is now poised to move forward with the controversial process, exploring what experts believe to be the eighth largest shale gas reserve in the world. For a country that is almost wholly dependent on coal production ...

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Fracking for shale gas in South Africa: blessing or

Fracking for shale gas in South Africa: blessing or curse? 2013-12-06. As the first country to reverse a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing – more commonly known as ‘fracking’ – South Africa is now poised to move forward with the controversial process, exploring what experts believe to be the eighth largest shale gas reserve in the world.

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Fracking for shale gas in South Africa : blessing or

2013-12-1  As the first country to reverse a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing - more commonly known as 'fracking' - South Africa is now poised to move forward with the controversial process, exploring what experts believe to be the eighth largest shale gas reserve in the world. For a country that is almost wholly dependent on coal production, shale gas ...

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Shale Gas Fracking in South Africa: Will the Costs be ...

2014-6-17  The hype over shale gas exploration or fracking continues as the ANC recently announced that shale gas is a "game-changer" and must be exploited for South Africas benefit. But the viability of fracking rests on settling the tension between

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Fracking for shale gas in South Africa : blessing or

2013-12-1  Fracking for shale gas in South Africa : blessing or curse? Notice. The full text article is available externally. View from original source.

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Resolving fractured debates about fracking? The shale

2019-10-4  The shale gas industry in South Africa Lancashire, England: Preston New Road Action Group, a local anti-fracking group, said it was ‘devastated’ by the decision [to go ahead with fracking]. ‘This is a sad day as it is clear to all that this [UK] government neither listens, nor can it

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EWT perspective on shale gas in South Africa

2019-4-9  exploration for, or production, of shale gas in South Africa, including the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in attaining a more diverse mix of energy sources [ 3 ] [4] [5] . The EWT supports the precautionary principle (as defined in the National Environmental

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Fracking the Karoo - Insights into The Law in South Africa

2017-1-27  shale gas extraction through hydraulic fracturing, or simply ‘fracking’, can be safe and highly rewarding. The vast shale gas reserves found in the Karoo desert of South Africa have the potential to bestow widespread socio-economic benefits upon the country’s inhabitants. The flipside of the shale coin however is tainted by

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'Frack off': An analysis of shale gas extraction in the ...

2014-11-18  South Africa’s reliance on coal shows no sign of diminishing, falling a mere 0.05% between 2011 and 2012. (14) The majority of the country’s carbon emissions derive from coal-fuelled electricity and heat generation, contributing 38% of Africa’s total fuel combustion emissions. (15) Plans are also in place for modernised coal-fired power stations from 2020 onwards, whilst a “big gas ...

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Is there an ethical argument for fracking shale gas ...

2014-10-29  Read “Capturing the climate effects on shale gas”, Petroleum Review, 1 April 2014. Read “Shale gas: make polluters pay for the social cost of fracking”, The Conversation, 21 January 2014. Read “Shale gas: make polluters pay for the social cost of fracking

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Fracking for shale gas in South Africa: blessing or

2013-12-6  As the first country to reverse a moratorium1 on hydraulic fracturing – more commonly known as ‘fracking’ – South Africa is now poised to move forward with the controversial process, exploring what experts believe to be the eighth largest shale gas reserve in the world. For a country that is almost wholly dependent on coal production ...

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Fracking for shale gas in South Africa: blessing or

Fracking for shale gas in South Africa: blessing or curse? 2013-12-06. As the first country to reverse a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing – more commonly known as ‘fracking’ – South Africa is now poised to move forward with the controversial process, exploring what experts believe to be the eighth largest shale gas reserve in the world.

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Fracking for shale gas in South Africa : blessing or

2013-12-1  As the first country to reverse a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing - more commonly known as 'fracking' - South Africa is now poised to move forward with the controversial process, exploring what experts believe to be the eighth largest shale gas reserve in the world. For a country that is almost wholly dependent on coal production, shale gas ...

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Shale Gas Fracking in South Africa: Will the Costs be ...

2014-6-17  The hype over shale gas exploration or fracking continues as the ANC recently announced that shale gas is a "game-changer" and must be exploited for South Africas benefit. But the viability of fracking rests on settling the tension between

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Resolving fractured debates about fracking? The shale

2019-10-4  The shale gas industry in South Africa Lancashire, England: Preston New Road Action Group, a local anti-fracking group, said it was ‘devastated’ by the decision [to go ahead with fracking]. ‘This is a sad day as it is clear to all that this [UK] government neither listens, nor can it

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Shale gas fracking in South Africa: Will the costs be ...

2014-6-17  The local hype over shale-gas continues as the ANC’s National Executive Committee recently announced that shale-gas is a “game-changer” and must be exploited for the benefit of the country. How much gas there truly is below the Karoo’s surface is anybody’s guess. The original U.S. estimate of the South

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A fracking boost for the South ... - Deloitte South Africa

2021-7-21  Further advancements in shale gas and oil production could mean that the USA will meet all of its energy requirements by 2030. This is a remarkable progression as the USA was for decades the largest oil importer. In South Africa fracking has been the subject of heated debate.

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Fracking the Karoo - Insights into The Law in South Africa

2017-1-27  shale gas extraction through hydraulic fracturing, or simply ‘fracking’, can be safe and highly rewarding. The vast shale gas reserves found in the Karoo desert of South Africa have the potential to bestow widespread socio-economic benefits upon the country’s inhabitants. The flipside of the shale coin however is tainted by

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Shale Gas Fracking in the Karoo - Northern Cape

historic shale gas experience of countries such as the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA), makes it presently problematic to measure any kind of potential impact of Shale Gas exploration in the Karoo. This is intensified by the fact that the exploration area in South Africa is 47%

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'Frack off': An analysis of shale gas extraction in the ...

2014-11-18  South Africa’s reliance on coal shows no sign of diminishing, falling a mere 0.05% between 2011 and 2012. (14) The majority of the country’s carbon emissions derive from coal-fuelled electricity and heat generation, contributing 38% of Africa’s total fuel combustion emissions. (15) Plans are also in place for modernised coal-fired power stations from 2020 onwards, whilst a “big gas ...

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