Contact Us

Poland Moving Towards Shale Gas Exploration To Lessen Dependence On Russia

British Gas Controversially Increases Its Energy Prices
Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister says the government has adopted a draft law designed to speed up shale gas exploration and reduce dependence on Russian supplies.

Donald Tusk said Tuesday the draft law will simplify and accelerate license procedures for companies. Poland’s security and the company’s experience will be the main criteria in estimating whether to grant licenses.

Tusk said that Ukraine’s conflict with gas supplier Russia adds to the importance of the legislation. Put on fast track, it could take effect this year.

Poland, which meets about 70 percent of its energy needs by importing Russian gas, is seeking to exploit its shale gas deposits, but complicated legislation has been an obstacle and helped discourage some foreign energy firms.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Best of News Talk 940

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://voiceofamarillo.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for VOA VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive VOA VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.