Russia won’t develop shale gas because of the risk to drinking water. So now Russia has a better environmental record than the US. Aren’t you proud?
Gazprom scorns shale gas as ‘danger to drinking water’
Russia’s Gazprom has attacked the idea that huge new US reserves of shale gas will harm its dominance as the world’s biggest producer, warning the energy source is environmentally unsound.
Alexander Medvedev, head of exports at Gazprom, said he thought it “unimaginable” that Europe would allow shale gas to be developed. He said Gazprom believes the US Environmental Protection Agency will raise concerns about its potential contamination of drinking water in a forthcoming report.