Karoo

Fracking feasibility for South Africa

It’s a debate that’s rung across the world; fracking. In South Africa farmers are convinced it’s going to destroy their lively hoods. Meanwhile, government and oil and gas companies believe it could inject 100 billion US dollars...

Fracking in Karoo earmarked for 2016 – DMR

Shale gas exploratory drilling in the Karoo could get underway as early as mid-2016, according to South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). DMR director-general Thibedi Ramontja told Parliament’s select committee on land and mineral...

AMD could be used for fracking

Much of the naturally-occurring radioactivity in fracking wastewater might be removed by blending it with another wastewater from acid mine drainage (AMD), according to a Duke University-led study. Fracking wastewater and AMD present major...