Polish government to approve shale gas law next week

WARSAW, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Poland's government will approve along-awaited new shale gas law during its sitting next week,Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Tuesday.

"The assumptions are ready. We will be approving this draftat the government's sitting next week," Tusk said at a newsconference.

Poland, which aims to be Europe's shale gas pioneer, haspostponed the publication of a legal framework for thedevelopment of the potentially lucrative energy resource severaltimes in the past few months.

(Reporting by Maciej Onoszko)

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