Netherlands, Germany to jointly drill for gas in North Sea

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Netherlands, Germany to jointly drill for gas in North Sea

https://str.sg/w2teTHE HAGUE (AFP) - The Netherlands and Germany are to jointly drill for a new gas field in the North Sea, the Dutch government said on Wednesday (June 1),a day after Russia cut gas supplies to the country.Deputy minister of mining Hans Vijlbrief"issued permits for the Dutch part today", it said in a statement, adding that"an accelerated procedure for the required permits is under way" in Germany.

"The Cabinet supports gas extraction in the North Sea in order, for example, to have sufficient gas to heat our houses," the economics and climate ministry said.The controversial plan to drill for gas 10 nautical miles (19km) offshore on the Dutch-German border is not new, but has taken on a new urgency since Russia's Gazprom announced on Tuesday it was halting all gas supplies to the Netherlands.

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sg/w2te THE HAGUE (AFP) - The Netherlands and Germany are to jointly drill for a new gas field in the North Sea, the Dutch government said on Wednesday (June 1), a day after Russia cut gas supplies to the country. Deputy minister of mining Hans Vijlbrief"issued permits for the Dutch part today", it said in a statement, adding that"an accelerated procedure for the required permits is under way" in Germany. In a statement, Shell welcomed the decision and said it plans to move ahead with the development of the Jackdaw gas field which has the potential to produce 6. "The Cabinet supports gas extraction in the North Sea in order, for example, to have sufficient gas to heat our houses," the economics and climate ministry said. The controversial plan to drill for gas 10 nautical miles (19km) offshore on the Dutch-German border is not new, but has taken on a new urgency since Russia's Gazprom announced on Tuesday it was halting all gas supplies to the Netherlands. British business minister Kwasi Kwarteng said the Jackdaw gas field had received final regulatory approval after it was initially rejected on environmental grounds last October. This came after Dutch energy firm GasTerra refused to pay in roubles following the Russian military offensive in Ukraine. Mott will take his bow in charge of England after being appointed white-ball coach earlier this month.

The German state of Lower Saxony a year ago decided not to issue permits for the drilling near the eco-sensitive islands of Schiermonnikoog and Borkum and Dutch environmental groups still have concerns. Reuters last week reported that Britain's Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning (OPRED) was poised to approve the field's new environmental development plans, a major milestone for a new development. However, Lower Saxony"is now making a different decision because of the war in Ukraine", the Dutch ministry said. The first gas from the platform - to be powered by a nearby German wind farm - is expected to be extracted by 2024, it added. Environmental group Greenpeace said it believed the permit approval"could be unlawful, and will consider taking legal action. The ministry did not give estimated numbers on extraction, but previous Dutch government figures said smaller gas fields in the Netherlands could produce 232-335 billion cubic metres of gas"of which around 60 percent is at sea" between 2018 and 2050. More On This Topic . Shell's new plan changed the way it processes gas at the Shearwater hub, to which the Jackdaw field will be connected. However, with about 18 months to the next ICC 50-over World Cup in India our preparation will start ramping up with nine matches over the summer and a busy winter ahead against strong opponents.