Naturally, earthquakes, sickness and resistance will accompany that expansion. Take South Africa, for example, where the Karoo Basin is believed to be covering 400 trillion cubic feet of shale gas. A moratorium on natural gas exploration was lifted in 2012, prompting companies to line up for a piece of what should be a large pie.
Earth Focus takes a look at how fracking has gone global and what that as meant to Poland, the United Kingdom and South Africa.
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