Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Conference to hear shale gas ‘has positive role’ in securing UK energy future

Shale news
Shale news

Shale gas could play a key role in ensuring the safety of UK fuel supply but only if communities can be reassured about the safety of fracking.

Leading figures from industry and government speaking at the Unconventional Gas Aberdeen 2014 conference tomorrow will highlight the impact UK shale development could have on cutting gas imports.

More than 50% of UK gas supplies come predominantly from Norway and the Middle East. Shale gas is being promoted as part of the solution to creating a secure energy mix.

Dan Byles, MP and chair of the all-party parliamentary group on unconventional oil & gas, who is speaking at the event, said: “The science is increasingly clear that shale gas can be developed safely with strong regulation and high production standards, but it is also clear that the legitimate concerns of local communities have not yet been met.

“It is more important than ever to continue with a rational and evidence-based discussion to ensure that the UK takes the right path that enshrines the highest standards of engineering and of community engagement.”

Malcolm Webb, CEO of Oil & Gas UK added: “Onshore natural gas and oil can make a substantial positive contribution to the energy security and economic wellbeing of this country.

“However we need to recognise that it is a nascent industry which needs careful support and encouragement.

“The huge gas and oil fields we found on the UK continental shelf were able to withstand the vagaries of UK Government policy and industry behaviours.”

Recommended for you

More from Energy Voice

Latest Posts