13Dec / 2012
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”
Further stating “It is essential that its development should not come at the expense of local communities or the environment. Fracking must be safe and the public must be confident that it is safe”
By working closely with Cuadrilla Resources, GGS have developed a best practice approach through the use of continuous ground-gas monitoring and other ‘best available technologies’ to demonstrate that the environmental risk associated with unconventional petroleum explorations are reduced to ‘as low as reasonably practicable’.
GGS’ independent expertise can therefore provide the confidence to the operator, the regulator and the local community that shale gas operations are not causing any contamination issues and that the local environment is protected.
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