On the down side, leaving a gap in the soil causes earthquakes, a couple of hundred every year. There is still one third of the gas left but the people of Groningen are fed up with it. It causes scare but there’s also pressure on their property values. If you think that with all the cash flow coming in, the government and the NAM (the company that’s responsible for extracting the gas) are generously compensating the people of Groningen, well, think twice.
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