UK Government Issues Support for Shale Industry

The UK government has lent its support to the UK’s shale gas industry in a recently published white paper. The UK government has lent its support to the UK’s shale gas industry in a recently published white paper. Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain Fit for the Future states that the emerging shale gas industry in the region ‘offers the prospect of creating jobs, enhancing the competitiveness of downstream sectors and building up supply chains’. In the white paper, the government outlined that it will support the development of this industry, while recognizing the devolved nature of planning in the devolved nations, and revealed that it was currently considering how to implement its proposal for a Shale Environmental Regulator. Ken Cronin, the chief executive of UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG), the trade body for the UK onshore industry, said the sector welcomed the government’s support. “Domestic shale gas production […]

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