Agence France-PresseJanuary 14, 2014 10:47
Italian energy giant Eni will follow in the footsteps of other energy companies and abandon its shale gas exploration in Poland, a Polish business daily reported Tuesday.
"The decision has already been made at Milan headquarters.... Eni is abandoning Polish shale gas," the Puls Biznesu daily said, citing anonymous sources.
Eni did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment.
Poland, one of Europe's leaders on shale gas, has made tapping its deposits a priority in the hopes that it will ensure energy independence from Soviet-era master Moscow.