'Frackers' need a lot of water, worries DECC

The vast amount of water used for hydraulic fracking has been highlighted by DECC as one of its main environmental concerns over shale gas in extraction in the UK. The department today kicked off its consultation period for the 14th onshore oil and gas licensing round – releasing a regulatory roadmap for potential frackers as […]

First wave of shale gas could supply UK for more than two years

The first wave of large-scale shale gas production in Britain could extract enough gas to supply the UK for more than two years. That’s the finding of an environmental assessment launched by DECC today in Westminster. The department also published a regulatory roadmap and started the consultation period for its 14th round of onshore oil […]