06 July 2017
By Paul Burkhardt
“Farmers in South Africa say they need more assurances that shale-gas drilling is safe for their industry as exploration licenses for companies including Royal Dutch Shell Plc are expected in months. After emerging from the worst drought on record, farmers still aren’t clear about where explorers will get the water they need to inject chemicals as part of a drilling technique known as fracking, Johannes Moller, the president of growers’ body Agri SA, said Wednesday at a press conference. There’s also uncertainty about how land will be rehabilitated after drilling and how land owners will be compensated…” – Bloomberg
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