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Shale gas drilling to resume in UK

The UK has lifted its ban on shale gas exploration and ‘fracking’ in northwest England is to resume.

Report critical of shale gas drilling

A critical report into drilling for shale gas is due to be delivered in the coming weeks, and could check the progress of gas fueled power generation in Britain.

Could the dash for shale gas backfire?

Shale gas has so far only been a game- changer in the US. And there is no indication that it has been detrimental to any fuel mix diversification efforts there.

Shale gas: Risks, rewards and repercussions

The arrival of shale gas presents both opportunities and challenges for European governments and energy companies operating in the European Economic Area (EEA).

French minister calls for rethink on shale gas

French Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg has called for shale gas to be investigated as a possible energy source in France.

Osborne pledges shale-gas friendly Britain

The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne is to cut the tax on shale production in the UK to 30 per cent, making the country the world’s most hospitable tax regime for shale gas.

French president vows no fracking for shale gas

French president Francois Hollande has said that “as long as I am president, there will be no exploration for shale gas in France”.

UK climate campaigner advocates shale gas

Bryony Worthington, the UK’s shadow energy minister and a former campaigner for environmental group Friends of the Earth, has advocated the use of shale gas in Britain.

Thumbs up for shale gas but need for regulation

A new report from the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society has backed shale gas fracking in the UK, but adds that more regulation needs to accompany the activity.

Chevron suspends shale gas drilling in Romania

Energy giant Chevron has suspended shale gas exploration in Romania following concerns over hydraulic fracturing – or ‘fracking’ – the process by which the gas is accessed.