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Delays for Spain's unconventional plans

Spain's unconventional plans are delayed, while in the UK, Cuadrilla considers six new sites for fracking

Delays in Spain Repsol has delayed its shale-gas exploration programme in northern Spain because of a ban of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The company had hoped to begin seismic work on its acreage in Cantabria in July.  The local Cantabrian government voted in April to ban fracking in a region thought to be rich in unconventional natural gas. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Spain could have 227 billion cubic metres (cm) of recoverable shale gas in the country. However, Spain’s oil and gas trade group, Aciep, believes the country’s unconventional gas resources could be far greater. Aciep said Spain could have almost 2 trillion cm of shale gas in the Basque and Cantab

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