Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Birds of Prey Delay Polish Fracking Boom

By Bloomberg - 2013-02-11T12:04:29Z

Photograph by Getty Images

Company Symbol % Change
7 of 11

Protected Species

"Drillers have to submit environmental studies even though there's no real impact on the environment, resulting in delays and costs as crews have to remain mobilized," Environment Minister Marcin Korolec said Jan. 17 at a news briefing.

It took Polskie Gornictwo, or PGNiG, almost a year to be able to start drilling horizontally from the Lubocino well on its license northeast of Bytow, a town of 17,000 founded in the 12th Century. The process became more complicated after red kites, members of the same bird family as eagles and hawks with a wingspan of about 1.65 meters (5.4 feet), were seen in the area during the required environmental inventory.