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British scientist: shale gas exploring must be transparent

Petras Vaida, BC, Vilnius, 07.03.2013.Print version
Shale gas explorers in Lithuania have to be given public consent and provide scientific arguments to some of the questions. People have to know that all sectors of industry sometimes see various kinds of accidents, and in the case of shale gas extraction there have been just a couple of them, says scientist Richard Davies, head of Durham Energy Institute, word known for his shale gas studies, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Lietuvos zinios.

According to him, Chevron which seeks support in Lithuania first of all should listen to what society and NGOs are saying.

 

"Some of the questions that they raise are really important. My piece of advice would be to communicate with society and admit that there is some risk in the shale gas extraction process, just like in any other branch of industry. The company which intends to extract shale gas has to take into account questions regarding its activity and answer them. It is not enough to say that everything has already been explored," said Davies.






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