JOHANNESBURG May 15 Recommendations for South
Africa’s first shale gas exploration licences in the semi-arid
Karoo basin will be finalised soon after environmental
objections delayed the process, a senior government official
said on Monday.
Royal Dutch Shell, Falcon Oil and Gas and
Bundu Gas & Oil are among five applications being reviewed by
the regulator, acting chief executive of Petroleum Agency SA
(PASA) Lindiwe Mekwe told Reuters.
(Reporting by Wendell Roelf; editing by Ed Stoddard and Jason