Gas under ground

Natural gas adventure in the 1930s

In the 1930s and 40s  gas was on everybodys lips in the northernmost part of Jutland. It seemed the population had been struck by gas fever. Lead by the local fishmonger and the village blacksmith people would drill for gas in their own back yard, making gas an important contribution to the regional energy supply. To put it short: In times of crisis, gas secured growth and work.

Now, almost 80 years later people are drilling in the area again. French energy company TOTAL is exploring the underground for possible shale gas reserves. Will history repeat itself?

Watch the acclaimed film director Theodor Christensens film Gas under ground (1941)