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Windpump, Karoo

Karoo Shale Gas Economics Part 2

How will shale gas and fracking work in the Karoo? Saliem Fakir of WWF-SA, author of a study on the subject, thinks you’d have to be mad to drill here.

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Karoo Basin shale concessions

Bundu, Falcon and Karoo Shale Gas

Register and comment now on the plans of would-be frackers Bundu and Falcon to explore for shale gas in the Karoo.

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Karoo Parliament: The Second Sitting

In Cradock, on 5 November, ordinary people from the Karoo and further afield came together to workshop ways of making this arid land a better place.

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Fracking U-Turn Professor Gerrit van Tonder Dies

Prof Gerrit van Tonder, who died on 22 April, left an indelible mark on the fight against fracking in the Karoo.

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Dolerite

Dolerite, the Karoo’s Fracking Game-Changer

South Africa’s Karoo Basin is one of the few shale gas plays in the world intruded by dolerite – an ancient, slow-cooled magma known locally as ironstone. What does it mean for frackers and fracking?

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Fracking Karoo

Lowdown on Fracking in the Karoo

This is the Idiot’s Guide to Fracking for Shale Gas in the Karoo.

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Karoo fracking

Fracking in the Karoo – Update July 2013

The current state of play in the quest to explore for shale gas under the Karoo.

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Karoo, flat-topped mountains

Layer-Cake Karoo

The unique geology and flat-topped mountains of the Karoo have their origin in ancient inland seas, giant mountains and fiery lava.

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