Article from: OGEL 3 (2014), in Unconventional Oil and Gas
Shale gas could help South Africa become energy independent, support growing electricity demand, and play a key role in South Africa's economic and development plans. The South African government has demonstrated its clear policy support for exploring shale gas, and indicated that it will implement the necessary governance systems. There are some limitations in the regulatory framework in South Africa as it stands today however. The key legislation was developed primarily for the mining industry and is not tailored to the regulation of onshore gas activities. Aspects of ...