Minister Eric Wiebes of Economic Affairs thinks that gas extraction in Groningen could be reduced to below 12 billion cubic meters by 2020, he wrote in a letter to parliament. Though he added that he can not guarantee this as the effect of a number of planned measures is not yet certain, RTL Nieuws reports.
The province of Groningen was hit by another earthquake caused by gas extraction on Sunday afternoon. The quake had a magnitude of 2.2, according to meteorological institute KNMI. It's epicenter was in the town of Garrelsweer at a depth of 3 kilometers.
On Thursday a 2.0 magnitude earthquake could also be felt in the province. This one's epicenter was in Scharmer, near Loppersum.
An earthquake was felt in Groningen on Thursday afternoon. According to meteorological institute KNMI, the quake had a magnitude of 2.0 and it's epicenter was near Loppersum at a depth of 3 kilometers.
The quake happened around 4:30 p.m., according to broadcaster NOS. Dozens of people from Loppersum, Zeerijp and Garrelsweer reported feeling it. The KNMI called it an 'induced' earthquake, which means that it was caused by gas extraction.
Gas production in Loppersum, Groningen has been shut down with immediate effect, Dutch petroleum company NAM announced on Friday. Closing the Loppersum gas fields immediately was one of the measures the state supervisor on mines SoDM advised following an earthquake in the region last month, the strongest earthquake to hit Groningen in five years.
The province of Groningen and 12 municipalities in the earthquake zone wants the government to cough up more money to deal with damages caused by gas-extraction earthquakes.
On Thursday the Council of State is handling 41 appeals against Economic Minister Henk Kamp's gas decision for Groningen. Earthquake area residents, municipalities, water boards, interest groups and the province want the gas extraction in the province to be stopped completely, or at least further reduced.
The Groningen village Loppersum and its surroundings will be the first rural area in the world to test the new super fast 5G cellular network.
The Dutch Petroleum Company NAM officially apologized for the problems in Groningen caused by earthquakes in a response to the Safety Board report that came out in February.
Gas extraction in Loppersum, Groningen is temporarily stopped under strict conditions to protect the safety of area residents, the Council of State in the Netherlands decided on Tuesday. A final decision will be released later this year, the council stated.
Groningen experienced yet another earthquake at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. The area of Loppersum, Groningen felt a 2.7 magnitude quake on Richter scale, according to the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).
There was another earthquake in Groningen early this morning. According to the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), the earthquake measured 2.8 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was in Woudbloem in the municipality Slochteren.
The reduction of gas production at Loppersum in Groningen, means that minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp must do new research to find the results of that measure.
An earthquake in Groningen at 3:13am Thursday morning, with a magnitude of 3.0 on the Richter scale flooded the NAM with 300 damage reports. The epicenter was in Leermens, near Loppersum.
Groningen was startled by an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 on the Richter scale, in the night from Wednesday on Thursday, at 03:13 in the morning. The epicenter was in Leermens, close to Loppersum, but the quake was strong enough to be felt in the city of Groningen.
This week, the province of Groningen felt what was thought to be another earthquake, but this was tuesday evening confirmed more likely to be a sonic boom.
A procession of 700 cars slowly made its way from Groningen to Zuidbroek, Saturday morning, over the A7 freeway, passing by several gas drilling locations.
The protesters in Loppersum were not satisfied Friday evening, with the promise Minister Henk Kamp (VVD) made them that the government will cut back on gas drilling.
"Schokkend Groningen" leader, John Lanting, was arrested during a protest on a NAM site in 't Zandt, Sunday. Lanting had gained access to NAM property by cutting through a wire fence, announced the police.
Seven Boards of Directors and Aldermen (B and W) of Northern Groningen, agreed Tuesday to jointly explore the idea of one large community
In the Groningen province Loppersum there was another small earthquake on Wednesday evening. The quake occurred just before 22:30 in the village of Wirdum and was mainly felt in the neighboring village Garrelsweer.
A few hundred to possibly thousands of homes in the Groninger earthquake zone need large-scale reinforcements. That's the conclusion that NAM (Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappy B.V.) draws in a report to minister Henk Kamp. According to a different report the value of the homes have not decreased more than elsewhere.The report on the reinforcement of Groninger building structures in the area where natural gas is extracted, is one of eleven investigating natural gas extraction and the effects. The minister of Economic affairs wants all the results in by December 1st.