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Follow the leader- shale gas

With shale gas exploration expected to take off in the near future, concern has shifted to the environmental impacts this activity will have, in particular those associated with fracking. Used to free trapped gas, fracking requires injection of a mix … Continue reading

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The shale of new gas

Huge reserves of natural gas have been revealed in North England. Though these reserves may potentially replace dwindling gas reserves from the North Sea, their method of extraction is controversial. Trapped within shale formations, the gas is extracted by hydraulic … Continue reading

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