Hydraulic fracturing on its way to Europe?


Mikael Höök is interviewed by SVT about fracking in Europe.

In Sweden there's really only one area in Skåne that's on the agenda, Shell examined it and test-drilled for fracking the other year. But it didn't good enough results according to Shell.

Poland on the other hand seems to be the country that the energy companies see as the most promising in Europe. But it has also become part of the negotiation with Russia about the price of russian gas.

Several new studies show that gas from fracking has an even greater impact on climate change than for example coal and oil. The gas is not only a common fossil fuel, but methane gas also leaks around the drilling holes, and methane is 20 times stronger than carbon dioxide as a green house gas.

Read the article (in Swedish)

Watch the interview on SVT Play (from 52:11)

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Last modified: 2023-04-24