BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — U.S. oil company Chevron says it has begun drilling for shale gas at its exploration well site in northeastern Romania, a project which has drawn protests from local residents.
The company said the drilling, which will probe to a depth of 4,000 meters (13,000 feet), started Tuesday after "safety and performance checks" had been completed and rock samples will be taken to determine if natural gas is present.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — U.S. oil company Chevron says it has resumed exploration for shale gas in northeastern Romania a day after suspending work when hundreds of anti-fracking protesters tore down fences.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — U.S. oil giant Chevron has resumed its search for shale gas in northeastern Romania amid ongoing opposition from local residents.
In October, Chevron suspended searching for shale gas in the village of Pungesti following protests in the capital and the local area against fracking.
The company said Monday its priority was to "conduct these activities in a safe and environmentally responsible manner." It gained permits to drill exploratory wells in Pungesti in October but halted activity after protests. On Monday, hundreds of police blocked a road to stop residents demonstrating.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Hundreds of Romanians opposed to shale gas extraction in their village on Wednesday scuffled with police at an exploration site where energy giant Chevron plans to start drilling.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister predicted Monday that Parliament will reject plans for Canadian-run gold mine following large protests over the cyanide used in its extraction process.
Romania's new left-leaning government has pledged a moratorium on shale gas exploitation and will review a controversial Canadian plan to build Europe's largest open-cast gold mine.
Prime Minister-designate Victor Ponta also said he will respect commitments to the International Monetary Fund and increase public sector wages that were slashed by 25 percent in 2010 to meet the terms of a €20 billion($26 billion) IMF-led loan.
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