December 30th, 2013
The amount of gas extracted keeps growing.
We now realize that Shell and ExxonMobil extracted twice the amount of gas they agreed upon for 2013.
Samsom (leader of the Dutch labour party and vice-premier) also visits the North.
Northener: Together we stand? Where were you when we needed you? You've let us down.
Samsom: That is to say…
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April 3rd, 2014
The SodM (“State Supervision of Mines”) “ensures that mining activities and the transport of natural gas are performed in a socially responsible manner”. This governmental body is led by Jan W. De Jong, who is highly appreciated by all stakeholders because of his critical attitude.
He leaves the SodM.
[…]“Sources have told local broadcasting station RTV Noord that his criticism was the reason why De Jong was pressurised into leaving. The SodM states that this is absolute nonsense.
Ms Van Tongeren of the Dutch GreenLeft Party says De Jong deserves to retire, but will be sorely missed by the people in Groningen.
“He was an unimpeachable man with a backbone. No-one else has so much support in the region. It is difficult to accept that he is leaving just as the dialogue table commences and things are very fragile. Everyone was on speaking terms with him: the NAM, the government, environmental organizations, the people living in the region”
August 11th 2014
The KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute), who could help by expanding the monitoring network, choses to keep silent, except for one announcement on August 11th 2014. New measurement results will be reported within a couple of months. November 2014: they still haven’t reported these results.
September 23rd, 2014
Google announces it will build an enormous datacentre in the Eemshaven (Groningen).
Remember: A fuddle of biblical proportions takes hold of the northerners. Salvation is in sight!