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Agency Bloomberg: European shale revolution turned out to be empty

The agency Bloomberg published a material in which it is noted that although European countries are trying to reduce dependence on Russian gas, it seems that the shale revolution in the EU has turned out to be empty.

Agency Bloomberg: European shale revolution turned out to be empty

On the way of companies that want to produce shale gas in Europe, there are many obstacles: local authorities, bureaucracy and tax legislation. In addition, there are few wells in the EU that can provide commercially viable volumes.

"It is not simple. “The cost of drilling in Europe is high, much higher than in the United States, and at every step there are many rules and regulations,” says Marek Madeya, director of Cuadrilla drilling in Poland, Poland "News".

Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Philip Hladek said that apparently shale gas will remain only a secondary and additional source of energy in Europe.

“The hydraulic fracturing (fracturing technology) as a path to independence turned out to be a dream that simply could not be realized. I would not say that the idea of ​​shale gas in Europe died, but everything turned out to be much more difficult than we thought, ”he stressed.
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  1. mamont5
    mamont5 13 May 2015 07: 09
    Of course! They wanted to spoil the ecology in the Ruin, but now it doesn't work there either. And who will give the "disaster territory" to arrange.
    1. just exp
      just exp 13 May 2015 07: 14
      if the government orders, then they will be mined in the EU, no one can do anything.
      another thing is that they need to save their face, and it will be difficult after the population sees what their land has turned into.
      1. veksha50
        veksha50 13 May 2015 09: 17
        Quote: just explo
        they need to save face, and it will be difficult after the population sees what their land has become.

        When the population sees, it will be too late ...

        Therefore, they are not allowed to produce shale gas because they do not want to see the terrible consequences ...
    2. hydrox
      hydrox 13 May 2015 07: 20
      Quote: mamont5
      And who will give the "disaster territory" to arrange.

      Who will give?
      And look at Poland: the Americans gave them equipment, and they are glad to compete with Russian gas to make up and replace Russia in the EU market, but the resources of their artesian water have ALREADY been drastically reduced.
      It’s just that shale gas ALWAYS and EVERYWHERE turns out to be farting steam, even in America, even in Europe - its cost is ALWAYS twice as high as the cost of Russian gas.
      Serious Russian experts have been treating farts a couple of years as populist politics, but not as a raw material resource (read Khurshudova!)
      1. veksha50
        veksha50 13 May 2015 09: 19
        Quote: hydrox
        And look at Poland ::

        Well, why should I give IdiOtts as an example ???

        Poles - in spite of Russia - can not only freeze their ears ...
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 May 2015 07: 12
    shale gas will remain only a secondary and additional source of energy in Europe.

    If not tertiary. They themselves are well aware that without Russian gas they have a khan, but ambition is above common sense.
    1. just exp
      just exp 13 May 2015 07: 15
      how liberals shouted that shale gas would send Gazprom to the trash of history, and how they were told that they were very, very wrong, but they still think so.
  3. Nagaibak
    Nagaibak 13 May 2015 07: 12
    If Bloomberg really published such material ... then this is a good signal.)))
  4. Pino4et
    Pino4et 13 May 2015 07: 12
    The Americans at home treat their land as well as the Indians, and everyone in the world - pump up, cut dough, buy popcorn, then at least the grass does not grow. In Europe, it’s a different matter; there, the land on which they live is treated differently. They just won't let shit. And bombing is unprofitable.
  5. canaris1980
    canaris1980 13 May 2015 07: 17
    Come on, come on, those Europeans with this attitude towards Russia will soon come from us ... well. you will mine.
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 13 May 2015 07: 18
    There are no deserts in Europe, as in mattresses, which are not a pity, but no! Yes, and the reserves for the most part turned out to be a bluff. Even in mattress, this shale bubble is about to burst, and at the same time it can decently slam the economy of the mattress itself.
  7. EvgNik
    EvgNik 13 May 2015 07: 19
    Do not be upset. Dreams usually come true. In this case, maybe in 300-500 years, but not in the same thing? The main thing that will come true.
  8. Dezinto
    Dezinto 13 May 2015 07: 26
    Hydraulic fracturing technology - In fact, the whole theory has been around for more than half a century - the first research in the USSR was carried out back in 1953, and in the 70s in America the technology was first tested in production. But the real heyday of the use of hydraulic fracturing began only in the last decade, when the transition to production by the fracturing method made possible a shale revolution in the United States.

    Like everything associated with oil, this method has its own flip side - hydraulic fracturing leads to the appearance of many impurities in well water that are harmful to humans, including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and dimethylbenzenes. In addition, from 80 to 300 tons of chemicals are used for each hydraulic fracturing operation. In places where hydraulic fracturing is used, water becomes unsuitable for drinking, people get sick more often, animals lose their hair, and air quality deteriorates ...

    This is what besides the bridgehead against Russia they are preparing in Ukraine.

  9. LeftPers
    LeftPers 13 May 2015 07: 32
    And the gas in your apartment, and you?
  10. pensioner
    pensioner 13 May 2015 07: 38
    Psheko - Peremoga took place in full yes ... It is interesting: do they still believe in "shale gas" in Ukraine? Or have you already calmed down? "The reverse is our everything", or what? what
  11. jovanni
    jovanni 13 May 2015 07: 45
    If you want gas independence, grow more peas, gentlemen of the gay community! Peas, peas, and peas again! Well, maybe some more beans ...
  12. Zomanus
    Zomanus 13 May 2015 08: 20
    Well, let's say this. Shale gas will be in demand when natural gas runs out. Otherwise, it is unprofitable and harmful around. And besides, what we have, that amers have gas and oil production in sparsely populated areas of the country, where leakage-leaks do not have such critical consequences. But in Europe, all the priests are pushing. And there any disaster comes around with very high costs.
  13. engineer74
    engineer74 13 May 2015 08: 28
    It seems strange to me that on the WHOLE PLANET, shale hydrocarbons, in marketable quantities, are found only in North America ... It smells like some kind of megaphone ...
  14. Vladimir Pozlnyakov
    Vladimir Pozlnyakov 13 May 2015 08: 39
    Quote: just EXPL
    if the government orders, then they will be mined in the EU, no one can do anything.
    another thing is that they need to save their face, and it will be difficult after the population sees what their land has turned into.

    Well, what a FACE can "keep" a long-eared macaque, if it has a MOON, and everything is written on its face!
  15. Blackmokona
    Blackmokona 13 May 2015 08: 44
    Previously, they constantly shouted at every corner that the shale revolution in the USA was a dummy. Now about Europe, the same tales begin. What's next?
    At the same time, Gazprom is increasing its use of hydraulic fracturing in Russia.
    During 2012, Gazprom Neft drilled 68 horizontal wells in areas with TRIZ, 19 of them using multi-stage hydraulic fracturing up to 6 stages.
    In 2013, it is planned to drill 120 wells, of which 70 with multistage hydraulic fracturing, increasing the number of stages.
  16. Armored optimist
    Armored optimist 13 May 2015 08: 57
    In Europe, they realized what a shak - shale gas. And kakly still dream of him.
  17. SergeySeverny
    SergeySeverny 13 May 2015 09: 24
    in Europe they want to live in the green zone, why do they need hydraulic fracturing, poisoned water and other delights of shale oil
  18. atamankko
    atamankko 13 May 2015 09: 54
    But Russia does not need shale gas
    think "exceptional".
  19. slizhov
    slizhov 13 May 2015 10: 10
    EMPTY and the USA turned out to be, like Europe, and the EU ... :)
  20. A-Sim
    A-Sim 13 May 2015 10: 40
    Two years ago everyone wrote about this. They did not believe ...
  21. gammipapa
    gammipapa 14 May 2015 00: 45
    In Europe there is no land, it is not in America to pollute the land with whole states. If Europa could produce shale gas (would not freeze in winter), it would die from a lack of drinking water.
    Then I would have to buy water through a gas pipeline.