Dutch To Cut Gas Output To Reduce Earthquake Risk

The Netherlands will reduce production of its Groningen gas field by 10% from October to limit the risk of earthquakes, the country’s economy minister said in a letter to parliament on 18 April.

Output has been cut several times from 53.9 billion cubic meters in 2013 to 24 billion cubic meters as criticism mounted that Dutch authorities had failed to adequately assess the risk to citizens from earthquakes caused by production at Europe’s biggest field.

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