Monday, May 13, 2013

Shale Compendium: Spain and Portugal

  • Regional Basque government supportive and investing into shale development and exploration (Shale Gas Europe)
  • Appraisal program underway in by a group of companies led by the Basque national oil company in Basque Country (Oil and Gas Journal)
  • Basque government entered into a joint venture with two U.S. companies to explore natural gas in northern Spain (Reuters)
  • Spain's northern Cantabria region unanimously voted to ban hydraulic fracturing in April 2013 (Reuters)

  • Portugal signs a joint venture agreement to explore unconventional gas (Natural Gas Europe)

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

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