Karoo shale gas deposits seen less than earlier estimates

September 28, 2017

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South Africa’s Karoo basin probably has a thirtieth of the shale gas deposits that some estimates had suggested, deflating expectations of an energy bonanza, a study published on Thursday said. The findings by the South African Journal of Science have been published shortly before the expected award of the first shale gas exploration licences in the region. The government had said an award could happen by the end of September.

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