Sedano Fracking Project by BNK Petroleum in Burgos, Spain


On 26/06/2009, the Company Trofagas Hidrocarburos (now BNK Petroleum Inc.) was granted with a licence for study the feasibility of a proposed fracking for a period of six years through the so-called Sedano Licence (BOE 09/11/2011).

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Basic Data
NameSedano Fracking Project by BNK Petroleum in Burgos, Spain
SiteValle de Sedano
Accuracy of LocationMEDIUM regional level
Source of Conflict
Type of Conflict (1st level)Fossil Fuels and Climate Justice/Energy
Type of Conflict (2nd level)Shale gas fracking
Specific CommoditiesWater
Project Details and Actors
Project Area (in hectares) 34,765.50
Level of Investment (in USD)100,000,000
Type of PopulationSemi-urban
Potential Affected Population500
Company Names or State EnterprisesBNK Petroleum Inc. (BKX.TO) from United States of America
Relevant government actorsJunta de Castilla y León

Ministerio de Industria (Gobierno de España)
Environmental justice organisations and other supporters
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)MEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
When did the mobilization beginPREVENTIVE resistance (precautionary phase)
Groups MobilizingArtisanal miners
Indigenous groups or traditional communities
Local government/political parties
Social movements
Trade unions
Recreational users
Local scientists/professionals
Forms of MobilizationArtistic and creative actions (eg guerilla theatre, murals)
Objections to the EIA
Public campaigns
Street protest/marches
Arguments for the rights of mother nature
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Air pollution, Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Desertification/Drought, Fires, Food insecurity (crop damage), Genetic contamination, Global warming, Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Noise pollution, Soil contamination, Soil erosion, Waste overflow, Oil spills, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity, Mine tailing spills, Other Environmental impacts
Potential: Floods (river, coastal, mudflow)
Otherinduce earthquakes, affect to the geologic fault of Ubierna
Health ImpactsVisible: Accidents, Exposure to unknown or uncertain complex risks (radiation, etc…), Mental problems including stress, depression and suicide, Violence related health impacts (homicides, rape, etc..) , Health problems related to alcoholism, prostitution, Occupational disease and accidents, Deaths, Other environmental related diseases, Other Health impacts
Socio-economic ImpactsVisible: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Displacement, Increase in violence and crime, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Militarization and increased police presence, Specific impacts on women, Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place, Other socio-economic impacts
OtherWill affect the economy of the farmers
Project StatusProposed (exploration phase)
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseNew legislation
Application of existing regulations
Project cancelled
Do you consider this as a success?Not Sure
Sources and Materials

About the fracking lobby Shale Gas España
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TNI - Old Story, New Threat: Fracking and the global land grab
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Asamblea contra el fracking de la provincia de Burgos , Spain
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Un centenar de organizaciones de todo el mundo contra BNK
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Presentadas miles de alegaciones a los proyectos Sedano y Urraca de fracking en Burgos.
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Presentadas miles de alegaciones a los proyectos Sedano y Urraca de fracking en Burgos.
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Media Links

Estudios informes y reportajes sobre los peligros de la fractura hidraulica, -fracking
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Other Documents

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Meta Information
ContributorAsamblea contra el fracking de Las Merindades, Burgos , Spain. [email protected]
Last update25/09/2015