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Dutch court to hear demands to end Groningen gas output on January 17

Gasoil News - Published on Fri, 11 Jan 2019

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Reuters reported that the Dutch High Court said on Wednesday it would consider demands on January 17 seeking an immediate end to gas production from the Groningen field, after the government said it would cut output gradually. The High Court said it had received 26 objections to the plan, ranging from civilians to local and regional authorities, expressing concerns about seismic risks caused by drilling and demanding that production is stopped at once. Two of those objections would be heard this month and the rest were expected to be dealt with in April

The government has capped Groningen production at 19.4 billion cubic metres (bcm) in the year starting October 2018 and said it would reduce output to zero in the coming decade.

Years of gas extraction have led to a string of minor earthquakes in the Groningen region, damaging thousands of houses and buildings in the northern Dutch province.

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Posted By : Joykumar Irom on Fri, 11 Jan 2019
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