Poland has long had problems finding reliable gas imports - particularly from suppliers in the East. Now the government is turning to the controversial method of fracking to tap shale gas reserves.
Greenpeace activists have staged a protest outside a controversial shale gas exploration site in Romania. They insisted the use of fracking technologies could harm the environment there.
Most of the oil and gas needed to meet China's growing energy demand comes from crisis regions. Fracking to extract gas at home is at least as important for China as it is for the USA, writes DW columnist Frank Sieren.
The United States has taken the first step toward lifting a decades-old ban on the sale of unrefined oil abroad. The decision could be a boon for an industry that has seen fuel prices drop amid a surge in natural gas.
Romania is said to be sitting on Europe's second-largest shale gas reserves. It's turned to controversial hydraulic fracturing or
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