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BGR Study on Shale Gas Deposits in Germany

A study by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) on the potential of shale gas in Germany identifies shale gas deposits of between 6.8 trillion  m3 and 22.6 trillion  m3 gas in place. The median figure for gas in place is 13 trillion m³.

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Increasing Unconventional Gas Exploration in NRW

A response by the Minister for Economics of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) to an inquiry by the Green party showed that ExxonMobil and nine other energy companies from Australia, Canada and Germany have been granted gas exploration drilling permits in NRW, the newspaper der Westen reports.

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Exxon Mobil Buys XTO

In its biggest deal since Exxon’s purchase of Mobil in 1999, Exxon acquired XTO Energy, the largest US producer of natural gas, in what the Telegraph calls ” a bet that the need to cut carbon emissions will drive demand for the gas”.  Continue reading ‘Exxon Mobil Buys XTO’