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South Africa to Require Water User Licenses for Shale Gas Exploration

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa

South African Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa announced last week that all companies planning to use hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to explore for shale gas reserves in South Africa will now be required to get a water user license first.