fracking

UK fracking potential is possibly lower than current estimates, new study suggests

New research from the University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering and the British Geological Survey (BGS) has determined the capacity of UK shale resources is potentially lower than previously thought.    The previous estimate from 2013 suggests that UK shale could potentially provide up to 50 years’ worth of current gas demand. However, the new research has found that there is significantly lower available resource, corresponding to less than 10 years’ […]

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The Government does NOT expect a fracking boom – according to secret report

The British government does not expect a fracking boom on the scale predicted by the shale gas industry, according to a confidential Cabinet Office report discovered by Unearthed. Far from the thousands of wells predicted by the shale gas industry just a few years ago, the government’s Implementation Unit Report on Shale Gas foresees only […]

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Scotland bans fracking

Scotland has banned fracking with immediate effect, on environmental, economic, and health grounds. Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse MSP made the announcement today (3 October) following a 4-month public consultation, which received over 60,000 responses with only 1% in favour of the process. In his speech, Wheelhouse said fracking “cannot and will not take place in Scotland” […]

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Fracking is a "very sensible choice" due to the UK's dependence on gas

The UK’s dependency on gas to heat its homes makes properly regulated fracking one of the most logical choices for the future of its gas supply, according to a spokesperson for the country’s leading boiler manufacturer. Neil Schofield, Head of Government and External Affairs at Worcester, Bosch Group, believes last week’s decision to allow hydraulic […]

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The industry needs to prove that fracking can work "safely and commercially"

Chief Executive of the Energy and Utilities Alliance, EUA, Mike Foster, says the “industry has a chance to put words into action” when it comes to fracking. The decision made by the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, to allow hydraulic fracturing for shale gas in Lancashire provides the industry with the opportunity to put its words into […]

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