Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Shale Compendium: Baltic Nations

  • Eesti Energia is testing its new Enefit280 technology on American oil shale with plans to start production in the Utah oil shale in 2020. Testing results and evaluations are planned for 2016. (ERR News Oct. 2012, ERR News Jan. 2013) 


  • Lithuania’s six month EU Presidency starts July 2013, the government seems determined to proceed with shale explorations and get more informed about shale gas development (Baltic Times)
  • Chevron expected to win the shale gas exploration tender of January 2013 in the Silute-Taurage field. (Natural Gas Europe)
  • Chevron shale exploration agreement expected in May 2013 after the legislation to strengthen environmental regulations. Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius said “We’ll sign the agreement after Parliament adopts the legislation, which in the best case could be three weeks after Easter” (Bloomberg)

Written by Anna Leonenko, Research Fellow
Penn State Law, Agricultural Law Center
May 1, 2013

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