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The compatibility of UK onshore petroleum with meeting the UK’s carbon budgets

The Committee’s report ‘The compatibility of UK onshore petroleum with meeting the UK’s carbon budgets’ is the result of a new duty under the Infrastructure Act 2015. This duty requires the CCC to advise the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change about the implications of exploitation of onshore petroleum, including shale gas, for …

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Hydraulic fracturing in thick shale basins: problems in identifying faults in the Bowland and Weald Basins, UK

Abstract. North American shale basins differ from their European counterparts in that the latter are one to two orders of magnitude smaller in area, but correspondingly thicker, and are cut or bounded by normal faults penetrating from the shale to the surface. There is thus an inherent risk of groundwater resource contamination via these faults …

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NORM in the East Midlands’ oil and gas producing region of the UK

The results of this study demonstrate clearly that NORM deposits from two UK sites, with significant radium activity, can form over a very short period of time. Although the production sites studied here are involved in conventional oil recovery, the findings have direct relevance should hydraulic fracturing for shale gas be pursued in the East …

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Health & Fracking – The impacts & opportunity costs

This report from the non-profit organisation medact (UK) assesses environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing. Bibliography David McCoy and Patrick Saunders Health & Fracking – The impacts & opportunity costs Published by: medact – Health Professionals for a safer, fairer & better world – on March 29, 2015

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A Bridge to a Low-Carbon Future? Modelling the Long-Term Global Potential of Natural Gas

UK shale gas production over the next decade, the key time-period where gas could act as a transition fuel, is unlikely to be of sufficient scale to significantly reduce UK import dependence or gas prices, this report by independent researchers at UKERC shows. “It is very frustrating to keep hearing that shale gas is going …

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Chemicals, dust and deaths and the new rush for oil and gas

Chemicals, dust and deaths and the new rush for oil and gas Author(s): Rory O’Neill Date: 07.2014 Source / Publisher: Hazards Magazine – Link –

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Shale gas and fracking: examining the evidence

This report highlights major shortcomings in regulatory oversight regarding local environmental and public health risks, the large potential for UK shale gas exploitation to undermine national and international efforts to tackle climate change, the water-intensive nature of the fracking process which could cause water shortages in many areas and the complete lack of evidence behind …

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