Source: Bloomberg

The northern Denmark town of Frederikshavn has granted Total SA permits to drill the country’s first test wells for shale gas, according to a PetroGlobal News report.

In 2013, Denmark produced less energy than it consumed for the first time since 1997, according to a June 26 Reuters report. In 2013 Denmark’s output of oil and gas fell by 13% and 18%, respectively, the report said.

Total is permitted to drill only conventional wells in Denmark, without using hydraulic fracturing, according to a spokesman for the municipality...

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