Fracking: Uruguay’s government seeks law extending temporary ban

The Uruguayan government will submit a bill to Parliament to extend the temporary ban on hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, ruling out this type of production method.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fracking is a technique that emerged in the 1940s and is mostly applied to unconventional reserves in order to enhance the extraction of hydrocarbons. During this process, artificial fractures are created in the bedrock by injecting fluids at high pressure.

The government's proposal is based on the recommendation of the National Commission for Scientific and Technical Evaluation (CNECT), which operates under the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining, and conducted an evaluation of this activity's domestic and international background. The commission delivered its recommendation on Thursday (2).

Undersecretary of Industry, Energy and Mining Walter . . .

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