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Sunday, 20 May 2012

I don’t frakking understand.

According to the Independent Newspaper, frakking for Shale gas has been turned down by the Government.

The Government has rejected shale gas technology as a solution to Britain's energy crisis, conceding it will do little to cut bills or keep the lights on.

However the reverse statement was made by Reuters that the Government had given the Green light  for shale gas extraction.

(Reuters) - The government on Tuesday (17th May 2012) backed the exploration of shale gas nearly one year after it temporarily banned the drilling method which triggered two earthquakes in Britain but that has also revolutionised the U.S. energy market.

Who to believe?

Estimates of Total UK Shale Reserve Potential
In terms of shale gas potential, according to the British Geological Survey (BGS)26, the UK has abundant shales at depth but their distribution is not well known. BGS and the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published the report Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources of Britain’s Onshore Basins - Shale Gas in December 2010. Making some assumptions and applying analogies with similar producing shale gas plays in America, BGS estimated the UK shale gas reserve potential at 150bcm. The report identified significant potential areas in northern England, including the Widmerpool Gulf near Nottingham and a large area centred on the Elswick Gasfield, near Blackpool.

And there are other reserves not mentioned.

Australia-based energy company Eden Energy said this week that a study of some of its UK exploration licenses in south Wales shows they could hold 12.8 trillion cubic feet of recoverable shale gas reserves (362 billion cubic meters).


Oh and Kent, Surrey, and Sussex have Shale formations. And of course offshore as well..

If there is indeed such a supply of cheap natural gas available and the government is trying to block the production of this resource, then I would suggest you contact your MP and get him to ask. Why?


  1. Have a look at gaslands movie

  2. Anonymous said... "Have a look at gaslands movie"

    Perhaps you should look at the rebuttals.

  3. Perhaps you should look at who pays for the reeebuutttssss

  4. Anon

    Rebuttals come free of charge:-

  5. The new film, Fracknation, should be released soon, which might help to correct the Gasland errors.

  6. the gas would be sold anyway to pay off the debt.
    im no greeny but when does gas become more important than drinking water,
    try looking at what fracking has done to aussie.

  7. Of course the gas would be sold. That's the whole idea.

    It's a damn sight cheaper than the exorbitant costs of wind-farm or solar pv, and so fewer UK citizens would die of fuel-poverty.

  8. I listened to Ed Davey today. That rotten bastard is wedded to this crap about 'meeting climate change commitments'.
    He should swing from one of those bird slicing wind turbines.

  9. yes the gas would be sold,but do you really think jo public will benefit?(no pun intended).
    and the water?

  10. Well what has fracking done to aussie?
    Everything seems about the same - excepting the politicians.
    Water seems to be water etc. Though the electric bills go up and up.

  11. Here's how it's done.

  12. @Anonymous 20 May 2012 21:18 - Tapwater being set on fire has been going on for far longer than fracking. You've been taken in (the same way that millions were by Al Bore's propaganda film).

    "Then I would suggest you contact your MP and get him to ask. Why?"

    From past experience I can tell you that will be a waste of time...


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