Ireland bans hydraulic fracturing

Ireland is set to ban hydraulic fracturing of onshore oil and gas wells, joining France, Germany, and Bulgaria in prohibiting the completion method.

Seanad, the upper house of the Irish legislature, passed an antifracing measure after a similar move by Dail, the lower house. The legislation awaits a presidential signature.

The most recent international rig count reported by Baker Hughes Inc. showed no drilling in Ireland.

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