Karoo Basin

Karoo and Shepherd's Tree

The End of Karoo Fracking?

Shell has just pulled back from Karoo shale gas. Why on earth would a multinational oil and gas company do that? Dr Stefan Cramer has a theory.

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Princess Jean Burgess, First People, Karoo

Karoo Fracking: A Perfect Storm over Pearston

Bundu Gas & Oil, owned by Australian Challenger Energy, had a stormy public meeting with Karoo people about shale gas exploration on Friday the Thirteenth.

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Karoo windpump, near Graaff-Reinet

Karoo Shale Gas Economics: Q & A with Saliem Fakir, Part I

Saliem Fakir of WWF-South Africa recent authored a detailed study on shale gas economics in South Africa. Here Fakir explains why and how.

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Chris Hobson, Karoo farmer

Karoo Fracking: Falcon and the Angora Farmers

Falcon Oil & Gas’ plans to explore for shale gas in the southern Karoo encountered strong fracking opposition in Jansenville.

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Philip O'Quigley, CEO Falcon

Karoo Fracking: Locked Gates and Loaded Shotguns

Falcon Oil & Gas, seeking to explore for shale gas in the Karoo Basin, met some angry Karoo people opposing fracking at a recent meeting in the town of Aberdeen.

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shepherd's tree, samara, karoo

Bundu Gas and Karoo Fracking

A country lawyer and a solitary Karoo landowner were all that stood against Bundu’s fracking attempts back in 2009. What is known now about Bundu Gas & Oil?

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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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Popular Fracking Opposition in the Karoo

Back in 2011, resistance to fracking and shale gas exploration came mostly from white landowners. But things have changed in the Karoo.

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The Future of Shale Gas in South Africa

The ANC is dead keen on fracking for gas in the Karoo. But Saliem Fakir doubts the US shale boom is replicable in South Africa.

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Fracking vs Farming in the Karoo

All this fuss about fracking in the Karoo, yet farming completely outclasses it in proven jobs, food security, and wealth distribution.

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