EARTHQUAKE IN DUTCH
An independent Dutch safety panel has found that the operators of Europe's largest natural gas field, Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil, as well as the Dutch government, for years ignored the dangers posed by earthquakes in the field.
That finding could add to growing pressure to reduce production at the field, in the Dutch province of Groningen, which has long been a crucial source of fuel for northern Europe and generates billions of euros in revenue annually for the Dutch government.
In a report published on Wednesday, the Dutch Safety Board, a government-financed but independent organization, concluded that…
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