Since the United States tap its shale gas and oil shale reserves, the success stories move. St. Gallen, 03.09.2013. Anu Saad spoke with conviction. The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects that the United States only five years may well supplant Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world’s largest oil producers. Cause this so the IEA – the fracking technology. The fracking boom in the United States has curbed the recent oil price rises according to the IEA.
Through the promotion of oil shale the market was able to absorb production losses due to the persistence of violence in Libya and in the Iraq. Especially the to the OPEC (www.opec.org/ opec_web/en/index.htm) associated States have most recently big problems with the production. Again, this leads to falls in production. Was access of to almost limitless energy found with the fracking finally? Hardly, at least not without some impact, which you be aware should: as a US study confirmed clearly the fracking drinking water exposure. This is to the abbreviation of the English term of hydraulic fracturing, which means as much as hydraulic break-up.
In the process, water, sand and chemicals into underground layers of rock and this creates pressure. So, natural gas or oil to be released. Critics charge including the use of chemicals, where they see a threat to the drinking water. In Germany, a draft law, which should enable fracking, has been initially stopped until after the election. United Kingdom dared however the thrust and wants thousands of jobs by cheap with the promotion of the shale gas potential”create energy. However considerable resistance is already visible (link: meinung/energiewende-fracking-ist-fuer-investoren-eine-risikotechnologie/8230246.html). In addition to United Kingdom, also Poland and the Ukraine put on the promotion of shale gas potential. The Governments of France and Bulgaria have issued bans against it. Environmentalists fear in this country, that the European pressure to energy prices could motivate also Germany to reverse. And so they said the August 31 to the day of action against the fracking combined with corresponding demonstrations, (www.inofra.de). The largest crude oil and natural gas producer demonstrated, for example, about 200 people at the gates of the headquarters of the BASF subsidiary Wintershall in Kassel – according to own. The protesters spoke out clearly against a further research of the controversial funding method. According to German newspaper, a spokesman said the citizen’s initiative for a decent Korbach, that Wintershall plan fracking in Lower Saxony, Baden-Wurttemberg, North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria. The dangers for the environment and people are considerable, according to the spokesman of the Federal of Hesse, Rudolf Schafer. Wintershall responded promptly and declared on his own blog, just likes to imagine the dialogue, but also the opposite side must be ready. Will also research only in North Rhine-Westphalia without drilling. The confrontation is likely to continue also until significantly after the election and has the potential to be a second anti-nuclear movement,”says Michael Oehme, consultant at the CapitalPR AG. Policymakers and their advisers did so well seriously to take the approaches of resistance are evocative.