Discourse analysis natural gas extraction Groningen

The parliamentary committee of inquiry into natural gas extraction in Groningen (PEAG) will present its final report on Friday 24 February. Five staff members of the Centre for Parliamentary History (CPG) contributed to the inquiry report in the form of a so-called discourse analysis.

Discourse analysis

Alexander van KesselJan Willem BrouwerJonne Harmsma, Lennert Savenije en Lennart Steenbergen contributed to the inquiry report on natural gas extraction in Groningen on behalf of the Centre for Parliamentary History. At the request of the Lower House, they examined the various 'discourses' that played a role during the history of gas extraction (1959-2022). This addressed the following questions: How were the main developments and turning points experienced in the natural gas dossier - both nationally and in the North? Which sentiments prevailed and how did they develop? In turn, how did politics and governance respond to them? What 'frames' and language dominated? What was the role of whistleblowers?

Presentation

On Friday 24 February, the parliamentary committee of inquiry into natural gas extraction in Groningen will present its final report, including this discourse analysis. The presentation will take place in farm De Diek'n in Zeerijp, in the earthquake area. Committee chairman Tom van der Lee explains the findings of the committee of inquiry. Parliament chair Vera Bergkamp will receive the report on behalf of the Lower House. The presentation can be followed live from 12.00pm via a livestream from the Lower House. Click here for more information.

Results

The enquiry report can be found here:

Read the report

Contact information

Organizational unit
Centre for Parliamentary History