Falcon hopeful Australian fracking ban will be lifted
Irish gas explorer remains confident as Northern Territories inquiry steps up
The Dublin-headquartered company, headed up by exploration veteran Philip O’Quigley, owns a 30pc share of the huge Beetaloo Basin shale gas field. The company has predicted that Beetaloo could ultimately compare in size to the world’s biggest unconventional gas fields, where fracking is used for extraction. Studies have suggested a technically recoverable resource of 85 trillion cubic feet – about 100 times the amount of gas in Ireland’s Corrib gas field.
climate change Volume 4, Issue 2, January 18, 2016
THANKS TO DAVID from Australia, a poem on Tamboran and Northern Ireland.
‘Tamboran is an Australian miner with ambitions to frack Ireland’
‘(…)Tamboran has threatened a law suit
against the Northern Ireland government
of two billion pounds, for lost future profits(…)’
Theirs is a cloistered, holy life far from the whirl of Sydney, where the only sound some mornings is the flap of habits and the squawk of cockatoos.
And if nothing is more God-like than silence, what do the Discalced Carmelite nuns and friars of Varroville, near Camden, think of the prospect of coal seam gas drilling across NSW? Continue reading
A GP who has carried out research into the effects of fracking is to warn MLAs they will unleash a health disaster if they give the controversial process the green light.
Geralyn McCarron, who is from Co Fermanagh but lives in Australia, is part a group that will lobby political representatives at Stormont about fracking and shale gas exploration. Continue reading