Shale gas revolution - the UK's experience

Gas imports to the UK by country (BP Statistical Review of World Energy, 2013)
Gas imports to the UK by country (BP Statistical Review of World Energy, 2013)

The debate on the exploitation of possible shale gas resources in the UK has intensified. Apart from Poland, the UK is the only European country pushing ahead with the exploitation of its shale resources. The government is keen on replicating the US successful experience but local communities do not share its enthusiasm. The shale industry is in its infancy and many uncertainties remain.

<i>The UK government is keen on replicating the United State’s successful shale gas experience. Within Europe, the UK comes next after Poland in pursuing its shale potential. The UK has, since the 1960s, established a world-class oil and gas industry in the North Sea. Onshore, however, where sh...

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