shale gas

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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What is shale gas and how will the fracking process work?

Fracking (hydraulic fracturing) is the process of of drilling down into the earth to release the shale gas stored underground that can be used to power our homes. It’s controversial because on on hand, it means the UK can produce more of it’s own gas and not rely on foreign imports, but there have been questions […]

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