Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Shale Compendium: Scandinavia

  • Total holds licenses from the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy; exploration began in 2010 and expected to continue to 2016. (Total Report 2012)

  • Norway is not pursuing its shale resources for economic reasons, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Advisor, "It's on the Norwegian continental shelf, shale gas, but for the foreseeable future, it will be too expensive to produce" (Google Translate of TU Norwegian Shale Remains in Ground Nov. 3, 2010).

  • Shell Oil investigating Alum shale under leases allowing drilling exploration wells. (World Oil 2012) 
  • Gripen Gas completed test well in southeast Sweden, commercial gas shale drilling may be a possibility but there is still uncertainty about costs and environmental risks. (Natural Gas Europe 2012)


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

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