Russia concerned by Ukrainian fracking by Dalje.com, January 17, 2014
The Russian Natural Resources Ministry said Friday it was concerned hydraulic fracturing in neighboring Ukraine could pollute regional water supplies. The ministry issued a statement Friday saying it was concerned about the prospects for shale natural gas development in neighboring Ukraine. …
Deputy Environment Minister Rinat Gizatulin said there are real concerns about contamination because potential drilling sites may be in close proximity to aquifers.
He said Friday a letter was sent to his Ukrainian counterparts calling for a bilateral meeting to address the issue. Chevron and Royal Dutch Shell are among the energy companies interested in developing Ukrainian shale. [Emphasis added]