Fracking Brussels: a who's who of the EU shale gas lobby

24 July 2014

This report maps out the lobbying offensive in Brussels to capture the political process around shale gas development, and to block proposals to tighten regulation of the industry.

This report exposes the key players involved – their targets and tactics – and examines the activities of the main shale gas lobby groups and individual companies involved. It reveals a web of lobbying activity, incorporating industry players from both sides of the Atlantic.

    • Agriculture

      Food and farming in Europe and its global impacts

    • Agrofuels

      Plant-based fuels from agriculture. Also known as biofuels

    • EU-US trade deal

      What’s at stake in negotiations for a transatlantic trade agreement

    • Food speculation

      Betting on foodstuffs, and how to regulate it

    • GMOs

      Genetically modified crops and organisms

    • Land

      Measuring Europe’s land footprint and tackling the drivers of land grabbing

    • Nature

      Standing up for our right to nature

    • Nature

      Standing up for our right to nature

    • Resource use

      Europe’s consumption of land, materials, water and carbon

    • Shale gas

      Unconventional oil and gas, and the ‘fracking’ process

    • Tar sands

      Unconventional oil, also known as oil sands

    • Water use

      Measuring Europe’s water footprint