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French minister mulls over shale import ban

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Ms Royal says firms will have to shift to providers to import only conventional liquefied gas if the imports review leads to action.

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FRANCE'S energy minister is considering closing the door to US shale gas just as American LNG exports to Europe and other ports ramp up.

Energy and Environment Minister Segolene Royal said on Tuesday in comments to France's parliament that she will "examine from a legal