Rebecca Harms
European Union

German MEP in Lithuania: Shale gas extraction is unnecessary

Rebecca Harms, Co-Chair of the Group of the Greens at the European Parliament, says that shale gas extraction will not contribute to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. And if shale gas is going to be extracted, then tight regulation related to environment and water resources is needed. […]

Algirdas Butkevičius

PM Butkevičius: American companies show interest in Lithuanian shale gas

A possibility to explore and extract shale gas interests several energy companies from the United States, says Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius. […]

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Lithuania tests its shale for toxic heavy metals

The Lithuanian Geological Survey under the Ministry of Environment (LGT) tested samples of rock with shale and found that the heavy metal levels in them presented no hazard to the environment. The samples were taken from rock at different depths of at least 1.2km, Lithuania’s Ministry of Environment said. […]


Chevron says it is not interested in Lithuanian shale gas

US energy giant Chevron is no longer interested in exploring for shale gas in Lithuania, saying that opportunities in the country cannot compete with other opportunities in the company’s global portfolio. […]