UK needs to get fracking, says Task Force on Shale Gas

By Kasia Patel
Published: Tuesday, 15 December 2015

While the economic benefits of fracking in the UK have been widely touted by supporters, an industry funded panel has said the only way to find out how beneficial the industry will be is to start drilling.

The UK Task Force on Shale Gas has urged that exploratory wells be drilled, hydraulically fractured (fracked) and tested in the UK to provide a more accurate idea of the amount of gas economically recoverable in the UK.

A report published today by the panel said that shale gas can...

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