Fracking in Bulgaria

Bulgaria depends almost wholly on Russia for its fuel for energy. It uses natural gas which is piped through the Ukraine, giving Bulgaria the double insecurity of energy supplies. First Russia may decide not to supply natural gas and secondly the Ukraine might decide to turn off the pipeline. That energy insecurity (similar insecurities exist in many countries) has caused Bulgaria to consider fracking shale to extract embedded methane as a means of being less energy dependent, but having considered it, Bulgaria is thinking of reconsidering it. Continue reading