The Netherlands will have to import more gas from abroad, including from Russia, in the coming years to compensate for any further reduction in gas extraction in Groningen, Minister Henk Kamp (Economic Affairs) said in an interview with the AD.
The government acknowledges and regrets that not enough attention was paid to the safety of Groningen in the past, Minister Henk Kamp (Economic Affairs) said in Groningen on behalf of the Cabinet yesterday.
A number of opposition parties yesterday tried to get a debate on gas extraction in Groningen and the risks entailed in it on the agenda before the elections, NU reports. This is following the highly critical report by the Dutch Safety Board on the issue, which was published last week.
There was an earthquake in Appingedam, Groningen this morning, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KMNI) reports. The earthquake happened at 11:03 a.m. and had a magnitude of 2.3 on the Richter scale.
The NAM will be using drones to assess the damage caused by earthquakes in Groningen, BNR reports.
As the gas fields grow empty, the province of Groningen will have more and heavier earthquakes, AD reports. This is according to a scientific report by employees of Shell and the NAM, which was recently published in the scientific journal "Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth".
Groningen Mayor Peter den Oudsten wants a parliamentary inquiry to find out what decisions had been made for his province.
The owl that sowed fear in Purmerend and Kwadijk last year, is asserting itself again this year, as several new reports of attacks by the aggressive owl were filed last week.
Gas extraction in Groningen failed to adequately consider the safety of the province’s residents up until 2013, a report released on Wednesday by the Dutch Safety Board (OVV) says.
The jobs plan in Groningen will get 45 million euro. Employers and trade unions in the region are investing 27 million euro and Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher (Social Affairs and Labor) has made approximately 18 million euro available for the plan.
The gas extraction in Groningen is "very unlikely" to increase in the second half of the year, VVD parliamentary leader Halbe Zijlstra said on Buitenhof yesterday.
A "revolutionary" new transplant method now used by the University Medical Center in Groningen (UMCG) means that 10 to 20 percent more people can get a donor organ, RTL Nieuws reports.
Groningen has once again fallen victim to earthquakes. This time two earthquakes in two days.
The PvdA decided to support Minister Henk Kamp's (Economic Affairs) new gas decision after all, NU reports. A final decision on the reduction of gas extraction in Groningen will only be made on July 1st.
Groningen citizens sang their provincial national anthem in protest against gas extraction in their region during Thursday's Tweede Kamer (Lower House) parliamentary debate on the issue on Thursday.
PvdA leader Diederik Samsom believes that the gas extraction in Groningen should also be reduced in the second half of 2015. According to Samsom, it is "unthinkable" that the gas extraction will only be reduced until July 1st and will then be increased again, RTV Noord reports.
Minister Henk Kamp announced a package of additional measures that should further enhance the safety and quality of life in Groningen. These measures include a temporary reduction in gas extraction, a National Coordinator, simplified claims and broader compensation measures.
The Provincial Faction of the VVD in Groningen wants the natural gas extraction quota in the province to be dropped to 17.5 million cubic meters in the first half of the year.
GroenLinks thinks that the gas price should increase, RTL Nieuws reports. According to the party, that is the only way to compensate for the cost of reducing the gas production.
The Public Prosecutor in northern Netherlands is prosecuting three men for attempted manslaughter on police officers.
The Dutch government has no plans to change the amount of gas extracted out of Groningen this year, wrote Economic Affairs Minister Henk Kamp on Thursday. The current level of 39.4 billion cubic meters was recently introduced to reduce the risk of earthquake, and that will remain in effect for now, according to FD.nl.
Dutch train service NS will run only 80 percent of its usual nationwide traffic due to a winter weather advisory for Thursday.
Artist Ralph Prins died at the age of 88 yesterday. One of his best known works is the design for National Monument Kamp Westerbork, which was unveiled by Queen Juliana in 1970.
The threat of a massive earthquake in Groningen is bumping up the price of construction in the province, Jos Aartsen, the chairman of the University Medical Center there has said.