Shale licensing to proceed, but exploratory fracking prohibited for now

Engineering News 11 September 2012.

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) says it will move to consider the shale-gas exploration licence applications for the Karoo basin, but indicated on Tuesday that only “normal” exploration “excluding actual hydraulic fracturing”, or fracking, will be allowed until the country’s mining regulations had been “augmented” to take account of the unique issues posed by the process…

http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/shale-licencing-to-proceed-but-exploratory-fracking-prohibited-for-now-2012-09-11

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