Dutch government cuts gas production in quake-prone north

September 23, 2016 3:01 PM

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The Dutch government is reducing the amount of natural gas it pumps from underground reserves in the north of the country, in the latest production cut designed to reduce the number of small earthquakes in the region blamed on the drilling.

The coalition government announced Friday it will limit production to 24 billion cubic meters (31.39 billion cubic yards) per year for the next five years.

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