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Dutch court upholds Groningen 24 bcm/year gas output cap
January 5, 2017 / 1:18 PM / 7 months ago

Dutch court upholds Groningen 24 bcm/year gas output cap

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AMSTERDAM, Jan 5 (Reuters) - A Dutch court on Thursday upheld a decision by the government to cap production at the Groningen gas field at 24 billion cubic metres (bcm) until Oct. 1, 2021.

The court was responding to requests for a preliminary injunction against the June decision, opposed by groups who would like to see production at Groningen reduced further or stopped.

Production at the field, Europe's largest, has been cut several times from 53.9 bcm in 2013 as criticism mounted that the Cabinet had failed to consider the risk to citizens from earthquakes caused by production. (Reporting by Toby Sterling; editing by Jason Neely)

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