Why doesn’t Germany fracture its own gas?

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Germany and the fear of fracking.

Dusseldorf What seems unthinkable in Germany is suddenly becoming possible in Britain: the new British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, has announced the end of the moratorium on so-called fracking. In just six months, the gas will be recovered from British soil using the controversial technology and thus make the kingdom less dependent on gas imports.

In this country, such a decision seems impossible so far, despite all the insolvencies of gas-intensive companies and the concerns of private heating customers about the lack of gas and high energy prices. Fracking has been banned in Germany for environmental reasons since 2017.

Now, however, calls are growing louder in Germany to reconsider fracking. The vice president of the state-appointed commission of experts on fracking, Holger Weiß, recently said of the rejection of fracking: “Actually, it can only be explained with ideological reservations. There is no factual basis for that.”

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