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To Frack or not to Frack (that was the promise)

A package of 6 research reports have been published to inform ScotGov’s position on whether or not to allow any Unconventional Oil & Gas (UOG) development in Scotland.

This package of research, which addresses evidential gaps identified by the Independent Expert Panel established by the Scottish Government to look at the issues around UOG. The research will now inform a public consultation which will launch in tandem with the consultation on the ScotGov’s draft Energy Strategy and the, parallel, Climate Change Plan, being published in draft form in the early New Year.
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ScotGov:  Unconventional oil & gas research published

Underground coal gasification blocked

Energy Minister welcomes stakeholder response to fracking moratorium

Moratorium called on fracking

CCC: Exploitation of onshore petroleum requires three key tests to be met

Third Energy is granted fracking permits for a site in North Yorkshire

Faster decision making on shale gas for economic growth and energy security

DECC responds to recent coverage on shale regulation

Telegraph:  Fracking 'could generate £3.9bn for the Scottish economy'

Scotland Shale gas | Energy | British Geological Survey (BGS)

Guardian:  First shipment of fracked shale gas set to arrive in UK

INEOS gets a licence to explore the UK for shale gas

2020 Vulnerability Roundtables