Getting stroppy now. Various O&G CEOs and others have united in order to lobby government in an effort to break the current government's stance on fracking in France. They suggest that the current low price of oil will not last. Of course it won't and even when prices begin to climb once more there is still no sound reason for even tentative exploration of shale gas at a time when the extraction of yet one more fossil fuel is the very last thing that we need.
Read the article ( in French ) here: http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/article/2015/01/29/gaz-de-shciste-les-industriels-s-unissent-pour-combattre-le-blocage-francais_4566459_3234.html
NB. Google Translate will provide you with a reasonable approximation in English. Ed.