Monthly Archives: August 2012
The Economist magazine recently conducted an online survey which gathered opinions of fracking worldwide. Asking the question: “would you welcome more exploration for shale gas in your country?” a majority replied in the negative with 43.7% responding “definitely not”. The survey, which had 1116 votes cast, is published on the Economist website here.
The revelation that the father-in-law of UK Chancellor George Osborne is a gas lobbyist provoked little surprise in Poland. As a Minister at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Osborne’s father-in-law, Lord Howell, has been enthusiastically promoting UK investment in Polish shale gas. In early June, Howell met the Polish economy, treasury and foreign affairs […]