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Cezary Tomasz Szyjko, Krzysztof Jerzy Gruszczyński: Combat energy for Poland from shale. Selected legal and security problems

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Problematyka gazu z łupków dla Polski już od kilku lat stawia wiele pytań, wzbudza kontrowersje lub też jest przedmiotem ożywionych debat politycznych. Najnowsza książka Cezarego Tomasza Szyjki i Krzysztofa Jerzego Gruszczyńskiego szeroko omawia to zagadnienie, starając się przedstawić rzeczową odpowiedź na najważniejsze zagadnienia w szerokim kontekście prawnym, politycznym i geologicznym. Publikacja została przygotowana w języku angielskim.


Shale gas represents in both the United States and European Union an important direction in hydrocarbon exploration and production. Success in shale extraction and production requires a basic understanding of the complex nature of heterogeneous reservoirs as well as examining the key issues surrounding shale gas production in selected states, such as environmental concerns and market implications for the EU [1].

The book explores the existing regulatory and environmental frameworks for shale gas, especially those in the EU, as well as frameworks being developed in the United States with the objective of exploring the substantive law of shale gas development.combat_energy_big


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This monograph is the result of many months of researching by both authors very interesting and controversial topic of shale gas extraction and production supported by the analysis of the case law of American and British courts in subject matter, providing a practical and timely overview of the shale gas industry. Complex environmental, social and technical issues must be navigated by state agencies for the development of safe and sustainable hydraulic fracturing practices to unlock the full potential of this unconventional resource.

The main goal of the monograph is to provide readers with basic data related to the operation of the development and production of unconventional sources of energy on a global scale, particularly in Poland, EU and the United States. The content was especially designed to simultaneously blend general education and business analysis with technical data that familiarize readers with shale gas industry and processes. Chapters cover key issues such as the regulation and litigation of hydraulic fracturing, including water use and disposal, natural gas pricing trends and operational issues, the problems of further development of shale gas strategy and legal regulations in EU member states [2].

The study, which examines the issues around hydraulic fracturing in a practical and user-friendly manner is designed for students of law, economics, international relations, journalism and political science, as well as for general audience people interested in issues of the contemporary shale boom. This book, intended not only for students, but also for general audience seeking to gain a fundamental understanding of emerging issues in shale gas boom and introduces the readers to the fundamentals of shale gas and seeks the answer how to determine which reservoirs from economical point of view are viable.

The readers are given an introductory data helpful in further analyzing, comparing, and contrasting worldwide shale plays and will be able to identify emerging areas in the EU, major plays, and to properly understand the technologies that are implemented, associated with many risks involved which can threaten the environment. During the so called "fracking" process, millions of gallons of water, sand, and chemicals are pumped under high pressure into the well to break apart the rock, release the gas, and force it out of the rock and into the well to the surface where it’s captured. But this procedure may be associated with air, water and soil pollution, which can result in cracking litigation, which frequently occur in the United Kingdom and United States. EU member states can only carefully analyze the content of judicial decision and may draw the right conclusions [3].

On the Polish publishing market, there is negligible compared with Western countries number of publications on this difficult issue of shale gas, and the authors hope that presented publication will help the readers expand their knowledge in this field. In this work were used primarily materials from the U.S., EU, English, Polish and German sources covering the period 2000–2014. Therefore the publication provides different slants on a wide range of subjects, offers a glimpse of the complex commercial, environmental and legal implications of shale gas developments and aims to facilitate the study of the subject, and inform the readers of many of the potential issues, conflicts, and processes involved in the development of unconventional shale oil and gas resources.

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Spis treści

Chapter I. Selected problems related to shale gas extraction and production
Environmental concerns
Liquefied Natural Gas LNG

Chapter II.
Assessment of shale gas resources worldwide
Assessment of shale gas resources and legislation in China
Assessment of shale gas resources in the United States
Assessment of shale gas resources in the European Union
Assessment of shale gas resources and legislation in Federation of Russia
Assessment of shale gas resources and legislation in Ukraine

Chapter III.
Analysis of the key regulatory frameworks for U.S. shale gas development including focused discussion on key shale producing states such as California and Pennsylvania and other states
Regulation of shale gas on state level
Regulation of shale gas in state of California

Chapter IV.
Fracturing litigation in the United States and United Kingdom
Fracturing litigation in the United States
Fracturing litigation in the United Kingdom

Chapter V.
Shale gas cost of production

Chapter VI.
Assessment of shale gas resources and legislation in the European Union
Assessment of shale gas resources and legislation in Denmark
Assessment of shale gas resources and legislation in France
Assessment of shale gas resources and legislation in the United Kingdom
Assessment of shale gas resources and legislation in Germany
Assessment of shale gas resources and legislation in Lithuania

Chapter VII.
Assessment of Poland shale gas resources and its future

Chapter VIII.
EU regulatory framework for shale gas exploitation and production




Shale Gas mini dictionary
Selected European legal documents
Useful Internet source

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1. More: C. T. Szyjko, Nowy wymiar dialogu energetycznego UE-Rosja z perspektywy priorytetów polskiej Prezydencji, [in:] Bezpieczenstwo obszaru poradzieckiego, A. Bryc (red.), Wyd. Difin, 2012,
p. 318-333, ISBN 978-83-7641-517-8.
2. C. T. Szyjko, The road towards a new European Law: contemporary legal issues - academic handbook, Warsaw 2012, ISBN 978-83-89710-81-9.
3. C. T. Szyjko, Społeczno-gospodarcze bariery potencjalnej produkcji gazu łupkowego w Polsce, „Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska”, Sectio K: Politologia, tom XVIII, 2/11, Lublin 2012, p. 53-74. ISSN 1428-9512.

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