Gas Rush Stories, part 10: Germans

9 months ago by Kirsi Jansa

Gas Rush Stories visits Germany to explore an international perspective of the issue of shale gas development.
When the film "Gasland" aired in Germany, the German public was awakened to the fact that the gas industry is already using hydraulic fracturing in their country. The uproar caused by the film forced Exxon Mobile Germany to rethink its strategies of how to promote unconventional shale gas development in Germany.
Germany, the world leader in developing renewable energy, is currently in the process of determining the role that shale gas might play in Germany's energy future. The environmental authorities will advocate for strict regulation and oversight if the German legislature permits unconventional gas development in Germany.