Norway and fracking
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Norway lies above the Alum Shale, and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has stated that it is not economically viable to develop shale oil and gas in Norway for the foreseeable future. However Norwegian companies are acquiring resources and utilizing hydraulic fracturing technology within the United States.
The country produced approximately 3.76 tcf of conventional natural gas in 2010, of which 3.6 tcf was exported, accounting for nearly 94% of total gas production. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate forecasts that this number will increase to 3.96 tcf in 2015.
- "Shale Development in Norway," Vinson and Elkins, accessed Apr 2013.
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