Ukraine will host a summit in May to explore European shale oil and natural gas. Despite an uncertain political future, Ukraine is still one of more promising shale areas in the region, Graeber writes.
A ban on fracking in a northern region of Spain has crimped Repsol SA's plans to begin drilling for shale gas in the north of Spain. Repsol had planned to begin seismic studies, with a view to drilling, in July, but the Cantabrian fracking ban, which prevents all hydraulic fracturing activities within the region’s borders, has put a hold on plans.
The Cave of Altamira, a Spanish cave complex that has prized prehistoric paintings, will be reopened, despite scientists warning that heat and moisture from humans could damage the site.