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Oil and gas reserves in the Federal Republic of Germany as of January 1st, 2016

According to this official report the German oil reserves grew slightly during 2015 whereas the German natural gas reserves have dropped significantly. Report in German language. Bibliography: Westerlage, C., Brinkmann, S., Herrmann, B. Oil and gas reserves in the Federal Republic of Germany as of January 1st, 2016. [Original title: Erdöl- und Erdgasreserven in der …

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[Shale oil and gas in Germany – Potentials and environmental aspects (2016)]

A re-assessment of shale reserves and ressources in Germany by the German geological authority BGR (Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe; State authority of geology and raw materials). [Report in German] Bibliography: Stefan Ladage, Harald Andruleit, Hans-Georg Babies, Andreas Bahr, Steffen Biermann, Martin Blumenberg, Christian Bönnemann, Beate Burkhart, Lars Ceranna, Reiner Dohrmann, Jochen Erbacher, Dieter Franke, …

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Oil industry and environmental authority arrange treaty to evaluate potential danger of drilling mud disposal pits in Lower Saxony

Subject: PI 219/2015 Umweltministerium und WEG schließen Vertrag zur Förderung von Untersuchungen von Altlastenverdachtsflächen Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:58:00 +0000 From: Pressestelle (MU) | pressestelle (at) mu.niedersachsen.de Gemeinsame Pressemitteilung des Niedersächsischen Ministeriums für Umwelt, Energie und Klimaschutz und des Wirtschaftsverbands Erdöl und Erdgasgewinnung e.V. (WEG) Umweltministerium und WEG schließen Vertrag zur Förderung von Untersuchungen …

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Environmental Impacts of Fracking Related to Exploration and Exploitation of Unconventional Natural Gas Deposits (part 2)

This report issued by German authorities shows that exposure and health outcomes research related to unconventional oil and gas operations is urgently needed and that community engagement is essential in the design of such studies. Bibliography: Uwe Dannwolf, Anke Heckelsmüller (editors), Nikolaus Steiner and Carola Rink (Anwaltskanzlei Steiner), Dirk Weichgrebe, Katrin Kayser, Ralph Zwafink, Karl–Heinz …

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Environmental Impacts of Fracking Related to Exploration and Exploitation of Unconventional Natural Gas Deposits (part 1)

This report examines the water-related environmental impacts and the risks for human health and the environment that could potentially be caused by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) during exploration and exploitation of unconventional natural gas reservoirs in Germany. This study covers both scientific-technical aspects and the existing mining and environmental regulations. Both were analyzed with respect to …

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Fracking – you snooze, you lose?

Here the German bank KfW (Kreditanstalt fuer Wiederaufbau) tracks the competitiveness of the German and the US industrial sector in the last ten years: No noteworthy competitive advantage for US manufacturing sector from lower energy prices (notably due to negligible contribution of energy prices on overall costs (2%) in manufacturing. Bibliography Tobias Rehbock Fracking – …

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Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing Related to Exploration and Exploitation of Unconventional Natural Gas Deposits – Risk Assessment, Recommendations for Action and Evaluation of Relevant Existing Legal Provisions and Administrative Structures

Risk Assessment, Recommendations for Action and Evaluation of Relevant Existing Legal Provisions and Administrative Structures, concerning unconventional gas deposits, on behalf of the German Federal Environment Agency. Bibliography: H. Georg Meiners, Michael Denneborg, Axel Bergmann” Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing Related to Exploration and Exploitation of Unconventional Natural Gas Deposits Issued by Umweltbundesamt (UBA), Nov. …

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