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Shale gas in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania. Political context - legal status - outlook
Shale gas in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania. Political context - legal status - outlook

Author(s): Tomasz Dąborowski, Jakub Groszkowski
Subject(s): Energy and Environmental Studies, Economic policy, Environmental and Energy policy
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: Shale gas;Romania;Czech Republic;Bulgaria;energy security;
Summary/Abstract: Despite their initial interest in shale gas exploration, over the past year Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania have become increasingly sceptical about the development of unconventional gas resources. In January of this year Bulgaria introduced an indefinite ban on the exploration and production of shale gas and Romania followed suit in May by introducing a six-month moratorium on exploration work, which it plans to extend by another two years following the country’s parliamentary elections scheduled for December.Similar measures are being planned by the government in Prague. The aim of this report is to explore the reasons why countries which claim to want to improve their energy security have been showing increasing scepticism towards shale gas.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-62936-15-1
  • Page Count: 30
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: English