What it wants, how it operates and what's next
The global anti-fracking movement has mounted an effective campaign against the extraction of unconventional gas through hydraulic fracturing ('fracking') as witnessed through local bans in the US and Canada; national moratoriums in France and Bulgaria and tighter regulation in Australia and the UK.
Meanwhile the oil and gas industry has largely failed to appreciate social and political risks, and has repeatedly been caught off guard by the sophistication, speed and influence of anti-fracking activists.
This whitepaper is designed to increase industry understanding of the anti-fracking movement and its principal concerns and then set out how oil and gas companies need to engage constructively with an important constituency in order to promote safe and sustainable development of unconventional oil and gas reserves.
About the Author
Jonathan Wood leads Control Risks’s strategic analysis practice, which provides analysis and consultancy on global business risks to oil and gas operating companies, service companies, shipping companies, and investment community. Read more