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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A quiet Lancashire village is at the centre of a storm over police violence. But it’s a saga that has been running for months, with The Telegraph even getting caught up in it. And now, ordinary people are accusing the police of being a private company’s very own “stormtroopers”.
Two councillors who were pushed to the ground during policing of protests outside Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site last week have accused offices of trying to provoke the demonstrators.
Miranda Cox, a member of Kirkham Town Council, and Roger Lloyd, an independent on Fylde Borough Council, both reported increasingly heavy-handed policing at the weekday protests outside the site at Preston New Road near Blackpool.