Die Welt of Germany wrote about it, quoting energy researcher Mohammed Amro of the Freiberg Mining Academy. According to him, “In five years, the rate of production could increase to the point where Germany could cover one-fifth of its natural gas needs with domestic fracking.” There is a huge amount of natural gas beneath Germany, which geologists believe could provide the country with a resource for decades.

As the publication reminds us, fracking has been banned in Germany since 2017. The Bundestag was supposed to review the ban back in 2021, but the parliament said the expert commission on fracking did not submit a report until late last June, while there said the report was ready back in 2020.