Gas Guidelines Berlin Agrees on Fracking Regulations

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government on Monday took an important step toward establishing regulations for fracking, the controversial method of exploiting unconventional gas deposits. A natural gas boom similar to the one in the US seems unlikely.
A fracking rig in Pennsylvania. Germany is wary of the technology.

A fracking rig in Pennsylvania. Germany is wary of the technology.

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cgh -- with wire reports