Dutch Court Halts Europe's Largest Gas Storage Project

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT) -- The Netherlands' highest court on Monday suspended work at the world's largest gas storage project, citing protests by environmental groups and residents who fear that pumping gas into underground reservoirs could lead to tremors in highly populated areas.

The Bergermeer gas storage project, operated by Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) and Energie Beheer Nederland BV, a gas company owned by the Dutch state, is an €800 million ($1.14 billion) project to pump gas into a depleted gas field near the city of Alkmaar in the...
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