Unconventional gas: The prospects and pitfalls for Europe

Map showing location of shale gas in Europe
Map showing location of shale gas in Europe

Many countries in Europe are dependent on increasingly expensive imports of energy supplies, particularly from Russia, which makes them vulnerable to price hikes and possible shortages, depending on the geopolitical climate. The third part of our six-part series on unconventional gas looks at those countries in Europe which are exploring the potential of using domestically-produced unconventional gas.

EUROPE has the second largest gas market in the world, with demand for gas up to around 550bcm in 2010, and rising imports from outside the EU-27.

Europe still appears divided about the prospects, availability of reserves and the environmental risks of unconventional gas e...

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