28 Jul '14, 4pm

What's all this fracking fuss? Basic explainer of todays announcement

In twenty years’ time, when Britain is transformed into a green and pleasant Texas with oil and gas fracking wells on every corner, you may find yourself asking ‘when exactly did we agree to let this happen?’ Well, the answer is today. The 28th of July, 2014 saw our government announce the fourteenth licensing round and put Britain up for shale. Is this something you need to worry about? We think so. How big is it (and will it be in my backyard)? One of the common confusions about fracking is the amount of gas (or oil) Britain is likely to extract. Respected analysts E3G claim that the proportion of EU gas demand that can be met by shale is a theoretical 10%, but a mere 2-3% in practice (IEA estimate). And as that gas would be sold on international markets, it won’t affect the price paid by consumers, a fact admitted by the government and the industry. And as for your back...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/britain-shale-2...

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