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Netherlands - recent news
|01 May 18
||Netherlands: Maersk Drilling secures new contracts and contract extensions in the North Sea
Maersk Drilling has been awarded three consecutive contracts for the Maersk Resolute and a contract extension for the Maersk Resolve, both operating in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.
|08 Apr 18
||Netherlands: Villagers say no to fracking to start up small Groningen gas field
Dozens of angry villagers from Pieterzijl in Groningen have taken part in a protest at government plans to allow gas company NAM to use fracking technology to extract gas from a small field close to their homes. News of the planned fracking was published on the same day that economic affairs minister Eric Wiebes announced that the main Groningen gas fields would be closed down by 2030.
|29 Mar 18
||Netherlands to halt gas production at Groningen by 2030
The Dutch government said on Thursday it will phase out gas production at the Groningen field, once Europe’s largest, by 2030 as part of efforts to reduce the danger caused by small but damaging earthquakes.
|14 Feb 18
||Netherlands: Germany's EWE presents plan for 1.7 bcm cut in Dutch gas use
German energy company EWE has presented a plan to reduce its use of gas from the Dutch field at Groningen by 1.7 billion cubic metres (bcm) annually, the Netherlands’ Economic Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday.
|04 Feb 18
||Netherlands: Dutch gas producer NAM halts production at Loppersum in Groningen field
Dutch gas producer NAM said on Friday it had halted all production at the Loppersum site in the Groningen field following an earthquake in the region last month.
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