US sanctions will not affect construction of Turkish Stream, Akkuyu NPP — energy ministerBusiness & Economy August 18, 16:53
Turkey wants to use national currencies in trade with Russia — economy ministerBusiness & Economy August 18, 16:31
Police detain fourth suspect in Catalonia terror attacksWorld August 18, 16:05
Roscosmos denies cooperation with North Korea in missile technologiesScience & Space August 18, 15:59
Russia has no plans to attack NATO countries — diplomatWorld August 18, 15:38
Barcelona terror attack caused by illegal migration, Hungarian diplomat saysWorld August 18, 15:30
Russian, German top diplomats discuss North KoreaRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 18, 15:28
Spain hopes for cooperation with Russia in fighting terrorismWorld August 18, 14:50
Russian Central Military District to get 1,000 pieces of military equipment in 2017Military & Defense August 18, 14:21
ST. PETERSBURG, June 20 (Itar-Tass) - The extraction of shale gas in Europe over years to come will not influence the world energy balance, the executive director of the International Energy Agency, Maria van der Hoeven, said at the presentation of a report on the condition of the world gas industry in the medium term.
“Let me give you an example. Annual gas production in Poland today is equivalent to the amount Eagle Ford in the United States produces in one week,” van der Hoeven said.
Also, she pointed to some obstructions to shale gas production in Europe, such as population density, worse extraction conditions in contrast to those in the United States and legal hurdles.
“We see certain prospects for shale gas production in Poland, Ukraine and, possibly, Britain. But in Germany and France there is a moratorium on production. In the Netherlands the issue is being discussed. We do not believe that large amounts of shale gas from Europe will hit the market in years to come,” she said.