A secretive fracking conference sponsored by Dow and Halliburton and featuring speakers from a range of publicly-funded government agencies is taking place somewhere in Birmingham tomorrow.
The UK Onshore Oil and Gas: Policy, Planning and Future Developments conference aims to encourage delegates to pursue fossil fuel extraction in the UK.
The conference is “designed to give help, guidance and support to the public sector to ensure delegates attending have the right and most accurate information on onshore oil and gas and environmental planning”, according to its website.
Energy expert sees bleak prospects for UK shale gas industry
March 08 2017 10:32 PM
The prospects for the UK developing a viable shale gas industry are not promising due to a range of hurdles that will prove difficult to negotiate. This is the view of Howard Rogers, chairman, Natural Gas Research Programme and senior research fellow at The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
He sees supplies of gas from Qatar, Norway, Holland and Belgium (through the interconnector) remaining key. With reference to Qatar, he said: “Qatar has a medium-term contract with Centrica but I think that is fairly flexible so if prices are higher elsewhere, some of the gas can be diverted. But given Qatar’s investment into the import facility at South Hook, it is likely to continue to place significant baseload volumes of LNG into the UK for the foreseeable future.”
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