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Search results for: Hydraulic-Fracturing-(Fracking)

USA-SHALE/PERMIAN
RTX365D8
May 17, 2017
Tanks holding sand that will be used to hydraulically fracture, or frack, an Exxon Mobil Corp oil well...
Midland, UNITED STATES
Tanks holding sand that will be used to hydraulically fracture, or frack, an Exxon Mobil Corp oil well...
Tanks holding sand that will be used to hydraulically fracture, or frack, an Exxon Mobil Corp oil well are seen near Midland, Texas, U.S., May 2, 2017. Picture taken May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder
NORTH DAKOTA-OILPRICE/
RTX1KAID
July 14, 2015
Halliburton SandCastle PS-2500 trailers, which store sand for hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking,...
Williston, UNITED STATES
Halliburton SandCastle PS-2500 trailers which store sand for hydraulic fracturing also known as fracking...
Halliburton SandCastle PS-2500 trailers, which store sand for hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, stand at a Hess well site near Williston, North Dakota November 12, 2014. Falling oil prices have yet to spoil North Dakota's party, with billions of investment dollars still flowing for new wells and pipelines, apartments and shopping centers, a tacit bet the third energy boom in the state's history is just getting started. Picture taken November 12, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENERGY)
BRITAIN-SHALE/CUADRILLA
RTX1I8UJ
June 29, 2015
Anti-fracking protesters celebrate a rejected fracking planning application during a demonstration outside...
Preston, United Kingdom
Anti-fracking protesters celebrate a rejected fracking planning application during a demonstration outside...
Anti-fracking protesters celebrate a rejected fracking planning application during a demonstration outside County Hall in Preston, Britain June 29, 2015. British officials on Monday rejected another Cuadrilla Resources shale gas project in northwest England on the grounds of visual and noise impact, just four days after refusing a different shale gas planning application. REUTERS/Andrew Yates
BRITAIN-SHALE/REGULATION
RTR4NAOU
January 28, 2015
A man wearing a mask crosses a bridge during an anti-fracking protest in Preston, northern England January...
Preston, United Kingdom
A man wearing a mask crosses a bridge during an anti-fracking protest in Preston
A man wearing a mask crosses a bridge during an anti-fracking protest in Preston, northern England January 28, 2015. A local English government council has voted to delay a decision on whether shale gas firm Cuadrilla can progress with two fracking projects, in a case that is being closely watched by the industry and environmental campaigners. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ENERGY-FRACKING/NEWYORK
RTR4IH11
December 17, 2014
Leslie Roeder of New York City joins other fracking protesters cheering outside New York Governor Andrew...
New York, UNITED STATES
Fracking protesters cheer outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office in New York
Leslie Roeder of New York City joins other fracking protesters cheering outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office in New York December 17, 2014. Protesters were celebrating today's announcement by Cuomo's administration to ban hydraulic fracturing in the state of New York after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST)
ENERGY-FRACKING/NEWYORK
RTR4IH10
December 17, 2014
Fracking protesters cheer outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office in New York December 17, 2014....
New York, UNITED STATES
Fracking protesters cheer outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office in New York
Fracking protesters cheer outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office in New York December 17, 2014. Protesters were celebrating today's announcement by Cuomo's administration to ban hydraulic fracturing in the state of New York after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST)
ENERGY-FRACKING/NEWYORK
RTR4IH0R
December 17, 2014
Fracking protesters sign a poster as they gather outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office in New...
New York, UNITED STATES
Fracking protesters sign a poster as they gather outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office in New...
Fracking protesters sign a poster as they gather outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office in New York December 17, 2014. Protesters were celebrating today's announcement by Cuomo's administration to ban hydraulic fracturing in the state of New York after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST)
ENERGY-FRACKING/NEWYORK
RTR4IH0E
December 17, 2014
Fracking protesters gather outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office in New York December 17, 2014....
New York, UNITED STATES
Fracking protesters gather outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office in New York
Fracking protesters gather outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office in New York December 17, 2014. Protesters were celebrating today's announcement by Cuomo's administration to ban hydraulic fracturing in the state of New York after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST)
ENERGY-FRACKING/NEWYORK
RTR4IGZZ
December 17, 2014
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (R) greets fracking protesters outside his office in New York December...
New York, UNITED STATES
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo greets fracking protesters outside his office in New York
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (R) greets fracking protesters outside his office in New York December 17, 2014. Protesters were celebrating today's announcement by Cuomo's administration to ban hydraulic fracturing in the state of New York after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY CIVIL UNREST)
ENERGY-FRACKING/NEWYORK
RTR4IGZW
December 17, 2014
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (C) greets fracking protesters outside his office in New York December...
New York, UNITED STATES
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo greets fracking protesters outside his office in New York
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (C) greets fracking protesters outside his office in New York December 17, 2014. Protesters were celebrating today's announcement by Cuomo's administration to ban hydraulic fracturing in the state of New York after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST)
ENERGY-FRACKING/NEWYORK
RTR4IGZV
December 17, 2014
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (R) greets fracking protesters outside his office in New York December...
New York, UNITED STATES
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo greets fracking protesters outside his office in New York
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (R) greets fracking protesters outside his office in New York December 17, 2014. Protesters were celebrating today's announcement by Cuomo's administration to ban hydraulic fracturing in the state of New York after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ENERGY-FRACKING/NEWYORK
RTR4IGZR
December 17, 2014
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (C) greets fracking protesters outside his office in New York December...
New York, UNITED STATES
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo greets fracking protesters outside his office in New York
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (C) greets fracking protesters outside his office in New York December 17, 2014. Protesters were celebrating today's announcement by Cuomo's administration to ban hydraulic fracturing in the state of New York after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST)
BRITAIN/
RTR3HQJU
March 19, 2014
Two demonstrators kiss as they pose for a photograph during an anti-fracking protest in central London...
London, United Kingdom
Two demonstrators kiss as they pose for a photograph during an anti-fracking protest in central London...
Two demonstrators kiss as they pose for a photograph during an anti-fracking protest in central London March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Neil Hall (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY CIVIL UNREST)
USA/
RTR3N00I
March 08, 2014
Members of the Democratic Environmental Caucus and other environmental organizations demonstrate against...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Members of environmental organizations demonstrate against hydraulic fracturing oil extraction, or fracking,...
Members of the Democratic Environmental Caucus and other environmental organizations demonstrate against hydraulic fracturing oil extraction, or fracking, as California Governor Jerry Brown speaks at the 2014 California Democrats State Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, March 8, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ENVIRONMENT) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
USA/
RTR3G9JO
March 08, 2014
Members of the Democratic Environmental Caucus and other environmental organizations demonstrate against...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Members of environmental organizations demonstrate against hydraulic fracturing oil extraction, or fracking,...
Members of the Democratic Environmental Caucus and other environmental organizations demonstrate against hydraulic fracturing oil extraction, or fracking, as California Governor Jerry Brown speaks at the 2014 California Democrats State Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, March 8, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ENVIRONMENT) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GF2EA4S1I3I01
USA/
RTR3G9J5
March 08, 2014
Members of the Democratic Environmental Caucus and other environmental organizations demonstrate against...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Members of other environmental organizations demonstrate against hydraulic fracturing oil extraction,...
Members of the Democratic Environmental Caucus and other environmental organizations demonstrate against hydraulic fracturing oil extraction, or fracking, as California Governor Jerry Brown (top L) speaks at the 2014 California Democrats State Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, March 8, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ENVIRONMENT)
USA/
RTR3G9J3
March 08, 2014
Members of the Democratic Environmental Caucus and other environmental organizations demonstrate against...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Members of environmental organizations demonstrate against hydraulic fracturing oil extraction, or fracking,...
Members of the Democratic Environmental Caucus and other environmental organizations demonstrate against hydraulic fracturing oil extraction, or fracking, as California Governor Jerry Brown speaks at the 2014 California Democrats State Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, March 8, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ENVIRONMENT)
USA/
RTR3G9IQ
March 08, 2014
Members of the Democratic Environmental Caucus and other environmental organizations demonstrate against...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Members of environmental organizations demonstrate against hydraulic fracturing oil extraction, or fracking,...
Members of the Democratic Environmental Caucus and other environmental organizations demonstrate against hydraulic fracturing oil extraction, or fracking, as California Governor Jerry Brown speaks at the 2014 California Democrats State Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, March 8, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST)
USA/
RTR3G9IM
March 08, 2014
Members of the Democratic Environmental Caucus and other environmental organizations demonstrate against...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Members of environmental organizations demonstrate against hydraulic fracturing oil extraction, or fracking,...
Members of the Democratic Environmental Caucus and other environmental organizations demonstrate against hydraulic fracturing oil extraction, or fracking, as California Governor Jerry Brown speaks at the 2014 California Democrats State Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, March 8, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ENVIRONMENT)
Environment
Environment
Anti-Fracking Protests in Britain - 06 Mar 2014
21 PICTURES
FRACKING-HOMEOWNERS/
RTX16FCN
December 12, 2013
Homeowner Gary Gless sits on a hill in his neighborhood overlooking drilling wells in Los Angeles, California...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Homeowner Gary Gless sits on a hill in his neighborhood overlooking drilling wells in Los Angeles
Homeowner Gary Gless sits on a hill in his neighborhood overlooking drilling wells in Los Angeles, California December 11, 2013. The United States has a long history of keeping industrial activity out of middle and upper-middle-class residential neighborhoods. But that is starting to change with the spread of new technology for oil and gas drilling, such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Freeport-McMoRan, part of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc, said that, for the past three years, its surveys of the oilfield and surrounding communities have found no connection between its activities and "localized claims of property damage." It said it would continue to evaluate the issue. Picture taken December 11, 2013. To match Analysis FRACKING-HOMEOWNERS/ REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS REAL ESTATE)
FRACKING-HOMEOWNERS/
RTX16FCM
December 12, 2013
Homeowner Gary Gless sits on a hill in his neighborhood overlooking drilling wells in Los Angeles, California...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Homeowner Gary Gless sits on a hill in his neighborhood overlooking drilling wells in Los Angeles
Homeowner Gary Gless sits on a hill in his neighborhood overlooking drilling wells in Los Angeles, California December 11, 2013. The United States has a long history of keeping industrial activity out of middle and upper-middle-class residential neighborhoods. But that is starting to change with the spread of new technology for oil and gas drilling, such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Freeport-McMoRan, part of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc, said that, for the past three years, its surveys of the oilfield and surrounding communities have found no connection between its activities and "localized claims of property damage." It said it would continue to evaluate the issue. Picture taken December 11, 2013. To match Analysis FRACKING-HOMEOWNERS/ REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS REAL ESTATE)
FRACKING-HOMEOWNERS/
RTX16FCL
December 12, 2013
Drilling wells are pictured in Los Angeles, California December 11, 2013. The United States has a long...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Drilling wells are pictured in Los Angeles
Drilling wells are pictured in Los Angeles, California December 11, 2013. The United States has a long history of keeping industrial activity out of middle and upper-middle-class residential neighborhoods. But that is starting to change with the spread of new technology for oil and gas drilling, such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Freeport-McMoRan, part of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc, said that, for the past three years, its surveys of the oilfield and surrounding communities have found no connection between its activities and "localized claims of property damage." It said it would continue to evaluate the issue. Picture taken December 11, 2013. To match Analysis FRACKING-HOMEOWNERS/ REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS ENERGY)
FRACKING-HOMEOWNERS/
RTX16FCK
December 12, 2013
Homeowner Gary Gless points at cracks in cement in his backyard in Los Angeles, California December 11,...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Homeowner Gary Gless points at cracks in cement in his backyard in Los Angeles
Homeowner Gary Gless points at cracks in cement in his backyard in Los Angeles, California December 11, 2013. The United States has a long history of keeping industrial activity out of middle and upper-middle-class residential neighborhoods. But that is starting to change with the spread of new technology for oil and gas drilling, such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Freeport-McMoRan, part of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc, said that, for the past three years, its surveys of the oilfield and surrounding communities have found no connection between its activities and "localized claims of property damage." It said it would continue to evaluate the issue. Picture taken December 11, 2013. To match Analysis FRACKING-HOMEOWNERS/ REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS ENERGY)
FRACKING-HOMEOWNERS/
RTX16FCC
December 12, 2013
Homeowner Gary Gless points at a crack of his built-in cabinet in Los Angeles, California December 11,...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Homeowner Gary Gless points at a crack of his built-in cabinet in Los Angeles
Homeowner Gary Gless points at a crack of his built-in cabinet in Los Angeles, California December 11, 2013. The United States has a long history of keeping industrial activity out of middle and upper-middle-class residential neighborhoods. But that is starting to change with the spread of new technology for oil and gas drilling, such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Freeport-McMoRan, part of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc, said that, for the past three years, its surveys of the oilfield and surrounding communities have found no connection between its activities and "localized claims of property damage." It said it would continue to evaluate the issue. Picture taken December 11, 2013. To match Analysis FRACKING-HOMEOWNERS/ REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS ENERGY)
FRACKING-HOMEOWNERS/
RTX16FC7
December 12, 2013
Homeowner Gary Gless looks at cracks in cement in his backyard in Los Angeles, California December 11,...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Homeowner Gary Gless looks at cracks in cement in his backyard in Los Angeles
Homeowner Gary Gless looks at cracks in cement in his backyard in Los Angeles, California December 11, 2013. The United States has a long history of keeping industrial activity out of middle and upper-middle-class residential neighborhoods. But that is starting to change with the spread of new technology for oil and gas drilling, such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Freeport-McMoRan, part of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc, said that, for the past three years, its surveys of the oilfield and surrounding communities have found no connection between its activities and "localized claims of property damage." It said it would continue to evaluate the issue. Picture taken December 11, 2013. To match Analysis FRACKING-HOMEOWNERS/ REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS ENERGY SOCIETY)
FRACKING-HOMEOWNERS/
RTX16FC1
December 12, 2013
Homeowner Gary Gless leans over his balcony, as drilling wells are seen in the background, in Los Angeles,...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Homeowner Gary Gless leans over his balcony, as drilling wells are seen in the background, in Los Angeles...
Homeowner Gary Gless leans over his balcony, as drilling wells are seen in the background, in Los Angeles, California December 11, 2013. The United States has a long history of keeping industrial activity out of middle and upper-middle-class residential neighborhoods. But that is starting to change with the spread of new technology for oil and gas drilling, such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Freeport-McMoRan, part of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc, said that, for the past three years, its surveys of the oilfield and surrounding communities have found no connection between its activities and "localized claims of property damage." It said it would continue to evaluate the issue. Picture taken December 11, 2013. To match Analysis FRACKING-HOMEOWNERS/ REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS ENERGY)
FRACKING-HOMEOWNERS/
RTX16FBT
December 12, 2013
Homeowner Gary Gless looks at cracks in cement in his backyard in Los Angeles, California December 11,...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Homeowner Gary Gless looks at cracks in cement in his backyard in Los Angeles
Homeowner Gary Gless looks at cracks in cement in his backyard in Los Angeles, California December 11, 2013. The United States has a long history of keeping industrial activity out of middle and upper-middle-class residential neighborhoods. But that is starting to change with the spread of new technology for oil and gas drilling, such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Freeport-McMoRan, part of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc, said that, for the past three years, its surveys of the oilfield and surrounding communities have found no connection between its activities and "localized claims of property damage." It said it would continue to evaluate the issue. Picture taken December 11, 2013. To match Analysis FRACKING-HOMEOWNERS/ REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: REAL ESTATE BUSINESS ENERGY SOCIETY)
FRACKING-HOMEOWNERS/
RTX16FBA
December 12, 2013
Homeowner Gary Gless stands by cracks in cement in his backyard in Los Angeles, California December 11,...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
Homeowner Gary Gless stands by cracks in cement in his backyard in Los Angeles, California
Homeowner Gary Gless stands by cracks in cement in his backyard in Los Angeles, California December 11, 2013. The United States has a long history of keeping industrial activity out of middle and upper-middle-class residential neighborhoods. But that is starting to change with the spread of new technology for oil and gas drilling, such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Freeport-McMoRan, part of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc, said that, for the past three years, its surveys of the oilfield and surrounding communities have found no connection between its activities and "localized claims of property damage." It said it would continue to evaluate the issue. Picture taken December 11. To match Analysis FRACKING-HOMEOWNERS/ REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS REAL ESTATE)
APACHE-WATER/
RTX15MPF
November 21, 2013
A rig contracted by Apache Corp drills a horizontal well in a search for oil and natural gas in the Wolfcamp...
IRION COUNTY, UNITED STATES
A rig contracted by Apache Corp drills a horizontal well in a search for oil and natural gas in the Permian...
A rig contracted by Apache Corp drills a horizontal well in a search for oil and natural gas in the Wolfcamp shale located in the Permian Basin in West Texas October 29, 2013. At a dusty Texas oilfield, Apache Corp has eliminated its reliance on what arguably could be the biggest long-term constraint for fracking wells in the arid western United States: scarce freshwater. In Irion County, where Apache is drilling dozens of Wolfcamp shale wells in the Permian Basin, the company is meeting its water needs for hydraulic fracturing by using brackish water from the Santa Rosa aquifer and recycling water from wells and fracking using chemicals. Photo taken October 29, 2013. REUTERS/Terry Wade (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)
MDF2217094.SUB
RTX14VC1
October 31, 2013
A man carries wire baskets which he hopes to sell to tourists in the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the...
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
A man carries wire baskets which he hopes to sell to tourists in the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the...
A man carries wire baskets which he hopes to sell to tourists in the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo, South Africa October 10, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. Some residents fear that proposed hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENERGY SOCIETY BUSINESS)
MDF2217093.SUB
RTX14VBY
October 31, 2013
Anti-fracking posters adorn the walls of houses in the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo, South...
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
Anti-fracking posters adorn the walls of houses in the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo
Anti-fracking posters adorn the walls of houses in the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo, South Africa October 10, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. Some residents fear that proposed hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENERGY SOCIETY BUSINESS)
MDF2217092.SUB
RTX14VBT
October 31, 2013
A motorcyclist drives through an arid landscape near the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo, South...
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
A motorcyclist drives through an arid landscape near the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo
A motorcyclist drives through an arid landscape near the small town of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo, South Africa October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. Some residents fear that proposed hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENERGY SOCIETY BUSINESS)
MDF2217091.SUB
RTX14VBR
October 31, 2013
Clouds hang over a dirt track on a farm near Aberdeen in the Karoo, South Africa October 11, 2013. Stretching...
Aberdeen, South Africa
Clouds hang over a dirt track on a farm near Aberdeen in the Karoo
Clouds hang over a dirt track on a farm near Aberdeen in the Karoo, South Africa October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. Some residents fear that proposed hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENERGY SOCIETY BUSINESS)
MDF2217090.SUB
RTX14VBK
October 31, 2013
Cracked earth marks a dried up watering hole on a farm near near Aberdeen in the Karoo, South Africa...
Aberdeen, South Africa
Cracked earth marks a dried up watering hole on a farm near near Aberdeen in the Karoo
Cracked earth marks a dried up watering hole on a farm near near Aberdeen in the Karoo, South Africa October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. Some residents fear that proposed hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENERGY SOCIETY BUSINESS)
MDF2217089.SUB
RTX14VBI
October 31, 2013
Sparse vegetation mark a sparse landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo, South Africa October 11, 2013....
Aberdeen, South Africa
Sparse vegetation mark a sparse landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo
Sparse vegetation mark a sparse landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo, South Africa October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. Some residents fear that proposed hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENERGY SOCIETY BUSINESS)
MDF2217087.SUB
RTX14VBG
October 31, 2013
Garlic farmer Molly Nikelo walks through her fields in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo, South Africa October...
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
Garlic farmer Molly Nikelo walks through her fields in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo
Garlic farmer Molly Nikelo walks through her fields in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo, South Africa October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. Some residents fear that proposed hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENERGY SOCIETY BUSINESS)
MDF2217088.SUB
RTX14VBF
October 31, 2013
The sun sets over the Valley of Desolation near Graaf Reinet in the Karoo, South Africa October 11, 2013....
Graaf Reinet, South Africa
The sun sets over the Valley of Desolation near Graaf Reinet in the Karoo
The sun sets over the Valley of Desolation near Graaf Reinet in the Karoo, South Africa October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. Some residents fear that proposed hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENERGY SOCIETY BUSINESS)
MDF2217081.SUB
RTX14VAW
October 31, 2013
A windmill pumps water from a borehole near Laingsburg in the Karoo, South Africa October 11, 2013. ...
Laingsburg, South Africa
A windmill pumps water from a borehole near Laingsburg in the Karoo
A windmill pumps water from a borehole near Laingsburg in the Karoo, South Africa October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. Some residents fear that proposed hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENERGY SOCIETY BUSINESS)
MDF2217080.SUB
RTX14VAQ
October 31, 2013
Trucks transport goods along the N1 highway linking Johannesburg and Cape Town near Laingsburg in the...
Laingsburg, South Africa
Trucks transport goods along the N1 highway linking Johannesburg and Cape Town near Laingsburg in the...
Trucks transport goods along the N1 highway linking Johannesburg and Cape Town near Laingsburg in the Karoo, South Africa October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. Some residents fear that proposed hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENERGY SOCIETY BUSINESS)
MDF2217079.SUB
RTX14VAL
October 31, 2013
Trucks transport goods along the N1 highway linking Johannesburg and Cape Town near Laingsburg in the...
Laingsburg, South Africa
Trucks transport goods along the N1 highway linking Johannesburg and Cape Town near Laingsburg in the...
Trucks transport goods along the N1 highway linking Johannesburg and Cape Town near Laingsburg in the Karoo, South Africa October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. Some residents fear that proposed hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENERGY SOCIETY BUSINESS)
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October 31, 2013
The sun attempts to break through clouds over a dirt road near Aberdeen in the Karoo, South Africa October...
Aberdeen, South Africa
The sun attempts to break through clouds over a dirt road near Aberdeen in the Karoo
The sun attempts to break through clouds over a dirt road near Aberdeen in the Karoo, South Africa October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. Some residents fear that proposed hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENERGY SOCIETY BUSINESS)
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October 28, 2013
The sun sets over a road near Graaff Reinet in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart...
Graaff Reinet, South Africa
Sun sets over a road near Graaff Reinet in the Karoo
The sun sets over a road near Graaff Reinet in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
The sun sets over the Valley of Desolation near Graaff Reinet in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching...
Graaff Reinet, South Africa
Sun sets over the Valley of Desolation near Graaff Reinet in the Karoo
The sun sets over the Valley of Desolation near Graaff Reinet in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Farm labourer Lano Williams (C) and construction worker Marno Koopman (L) tend to cart horses in a township...
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
Farm labourer Williams and construction worker Koopman tend to cart horses in a township outside Nieu-Bethesda...
Farm labourer Lano Williams (C) and construction worker Marno Koopman (L) tend to cart horses in a township outside Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Williams and Koopman fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 27, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
A windmill pumps water from a borehole near Graaf Reinet in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across...
Graaff Reinet, South Africa
Windmill pumps water from a borehole near Graaf Reinet in the Karoo
A windmill pumps water from a borehole near Graaf Reinet in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Antelope bones are scattered across an arid landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching...
Aberdeen, South Africa
Antelope bones are scattered across an arid landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo
Antelope bones are scattered across an arid landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Sheep gather around a watering hole near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the...
Aberdeen, South Africa
Sheep gather around a watering hole near Aberdeen in the Karoo
Sheep gather around a watering hole near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS ANIMALS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Sheep gather around a watering hole near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the...
Aberdeen, South Africa
Sheep gather around a watering hole near Aberdeen in the Karoo
Sheep gather around a watering hole near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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October 28, 2013
Cracked earth marks a dried-up watering hole on a farm near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching...
Aberdeen, South Africa
Cracked earth marks a dried up watering hole on a farm near Aberdeen in the Karoo
Cracked earth marks a dried-up watering hole on a farm near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
A child carries water in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching across the heart of...
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
Child carries water in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo
A child carries water in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 27, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
The branches of a thorn tree are seen in an arid landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013....
Aberdeen, South Africa
Branches of a thorn tree are seen in an arid landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo
The branches of a thorn tree are seen in an arid landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Piet Makwena waters his cabbages in a township in Nieu-Bethesda, the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching...
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
Piet Makwena waters his cabbages in a township in Nieu-Bethesda, the Karoo
Piet Makwena waters his cabbages in a township in Nieu-Bethesda, the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 27, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
A dog lies in the afternoon sun outside a shack in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching...
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
Dog lies in the afternoon sun outside a shack in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo
A dog lies in the afternoon sun outside a shack in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 27, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Sparse vegetation stands in an arid landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching...
Aberdeen, South Africa
Sparse vegetation stands in an arid landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo
Sparse vegetation stands in an arid landscape near Aberdeen in the Karoo October 11, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 11, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
Children play in an impoverished township on the outskirts of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 26,...
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
Children play in an impoverished township on the outskirts of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo
Children play in an impoverished township on the outskirts of Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 26, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 26, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS)

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October 28, 2013
Farm labourer Lano Williams repairs his horse cart in a township outside Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October...
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
Farm labourer Lano Williams repairs his horse cart in a township outside Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo
Farm labourer Lano Williams repairs his horse cart in a township outside Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Williams and Koopman fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 27, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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October 28, 2013
People walk past a derelict building in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching across...
Nieu-Bethesda, South Africa
People walk past a derelict building in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo
People walk past a derelict building in Nieu-Bethesda in the Karoo October 27, 2013. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness fit mainly for artists, hunters and the toughest of farmers. It is now rousing less romantic passions. If energy companies and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) get their way, it will soon be home to scientists and geologists mapping out shale gas fields touted as game-changers for Africa's biggest economy, and working out whether fracking will work here. Some residents fear hydraulic fracturing will pollute scarce water supplies and destabilise agriculture, which has for three centuries been the mainstay of the local economy. Picture taken October 27, 2013. To match Insight SAFRICA-FRACKING/ REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS)

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