Some light, and heat, as SA debates fracking moratorium

Engineering News 25 May 2011.

South Africa is correct to exercise caution before formulating its policy relating to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and should be wary of moving ahead until thorough scientific study of the possible risks has been undertaken, a geological expert cautioned on Wednesday. But proponents of fracking believe South Africa has much to gain, particularly on the economic and energy fronts by pressing ahead with exploration, arguing that the risks are limited and can be mitigated…