30 Jun '17, 7pm

France To Ban New Oil & Gas Exploration Beginning In Autumn

France To Ban New Oil & Gas Exploration Beginning In Autumn

Hulot’s response is the French government could face significant financial penalties if it tried to stop current oil and gas operations. France’s oil and gas industry is modest compared to operations in other countries. Total production amounts to just 15,000 barrels per day from operations that cover about 1,500 square miles of the nation. Nevertheless, the announcement is seen as a signal to other European countries that the days of unfettered oil and gas exploration are drawing to a close. It will encourage other governments to follow France’s lead.

Full article: https://cleantechnica.com/2017/06/30/france-ban-new-oil-g...

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