BBC: Fracking - Shale gas decision by government awaited

Ministers are expected to allow a firm to resume a controversial method known as fracking to exploit what it says are huge shale gas reserves off Lancashire.

Cuadrilla had to stop test-drilling in 2011 after fracking caused two minor earthquakes near Blackpool.

The decision due later will be watched closely by the industry and opponents.

Meanwhile, government advisers say a dependence on gas could force household bills much higher than relying on renewable energy and nuclear power.  MORE


You can now also follow Natural Gas World directly in your phone or tablet via google newsstand. Click  

For more news, analysis or opinion click below: 

    

Natural Gas Europe welcomes all viewpoints. Should you wish to provide an alternative perspective on the above article, please contact editor@naturalgasworld.com

Kindly note that for external submissions we only lightly edit content for grammar and do not edit externally contributed content.

HOP! - La France dès 40 € l'aller simpleMobile MILANO-IBIZA IT