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13Feb / 2013

UK Onshore Oil & Gas: New Era Begins

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During the Autumn 2012 the UK government has issued a number of significant statements and announcements, including:

  • The Gas Generation Strategy which recognised the potential, and provided positive support for, shale gas exploration
  • The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement highlighted review of taxation for shale gas to improve the economics of operations

12Feb / 2013

GGS to present at the Environmental Protection UK Ground-Gas Seminar

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GGS are pleased to be invited to present at the Environmental Protection UK Ground-Gas Seminar at the University of Wolverhampton on the 25th February 2013. Our Technical Director, John Naylor will be speaking on the interpretation of continuous monitoring along with Keiron Finney of University of Wolverhampton and former Environment Agency landfill gas expert.

21Jan / 2013

Republic of Ireland gets serious on tackling Radon

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On the 17th January, the draft national radon control strategy was launched at the National Radon Forum in Dublin, Ireland. It is estimated 200 premature deaths per year are a result of exposure to elevated radon concentrations. In its draft strategy the Irish Government plan to shake up awareness for radon in the following 6 areas:

07Jan / 2013

Continuous Monitoring and The Government’s Response to The Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering’s Shale Gas

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Royal Society Report Front Cover

13Dec / 2012

DECC announce that ‘Fracking’ for shale gas can resume

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The Energy and Climate secretary Ed Davey announced today that exploratory hydraulic fracturing for shale gas can resume in the UK.

Mr Davey said “Shale gas represents a promising new potential energy resource for the UK. It could contribute significantly to our energy security, reducing our reliance on imported gas, as we move to a low carbon economy”

06Dec / 2012


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GGS are exhibiting at PROSPEX 2012 between 12th and 13th December in Islington, London.
We look forward to meeting you at our stand (107).

05Dec / 2012

Walsworth Common Part IIa

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GGS are pleased to announce that we have been commissioned by North Hertfordshire District Council to undertake a Part 2A Contaminated Investigation of a former landfill site.

01Dec / 2012

Cuadrilla Anniversary

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GGS is celebrating the 12th month anniversary of being appointed by Cuadrilla to provide independent environmental monitoring services in the UK.

Through our experience, GGS has developed a flexible approach to risk management and environmental monitoring to provide cost-effective services commensurate with environmental sensitivity.

27Nov / 2012

The ‘ACUMEN’ Project

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GGS are pleased to announce that we working with the Environment Agency and other partners on the ACUMEN Project (Assessing Capturing and Utilising Methane from Expired and Non-Operational Landfill ).

17Sep / 2012

ESI Limited

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I am very grateful and impressed by the excellent communication from all and the quick turnaround. I’m also impressed with the information provided within, and the clarity of, the GGS Datapack® and I’ll certainly be in touch in respect of future projects.