Yes I think it is. Certainly we should be researching extraction methods to obtain it. It would obviate our reliance on those volatile Middle Eastern countries.
The world may have twice as much natural gas than previously thought, according to the rich nations' think tank the International Energy Agency (IEA).
The world may have 250 years of gas usage at current levels thanks to "unconventional gas" from shale and coal beds, Anne-Sophie Corbeau, senior gas expert at the IEA told BBC News.
And of course you don’t hear a peep about it from our governing class. All they can think of is impoverishing us further with their total obsession with Bird Mincers and solar panels.
Shale gas from Lancashire and other parts of Britain could contribute between five to 10 per cent of the country's gas needs.