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Karoo Shale Gas Baseline Research Program gets on the way at NMMU

2/19/2014

This project recognises the need for independent robust scientific-based advice to objectively evaluate cost-benefit equations, in light of potential bias and/or sectional interests related to potential shale gas exploitation in the Karoo.

Methane Leaks from North American Natural Gas Systems

2/15/2014

the EPA is severely underestimating the amount of natural gas that leaks into the atmosphere during drilling, processing, and distribution. Natural and Potential Induced Methane Leakage in the Karoo: new studies needed following USA leads.

Fracking, Electricity and Water Costs in Texas

1/11/2014

In Texas, USA, electricity produced using natural gas combustion turbines and natural gas combined-cycle generators requires roughly 30% of the water needed for coal power plants; here water-intensive fracking method of extracting natural gas may save water overall.

How the Fracking Industry Fuels Congress

12/8/2013

The growing fracking industry is "yielding gushers" of campaign donations for congressional candidates—particularly Republicans from districts with fracking activity—according to a new report from the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.