Lords open inquiry into economics of shale gas and oil with evidence session with industry experts

07 October 2013


The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee will tomorrow hold the first evidence session of its new inquiry into the possible impact of shale gas and oil on the UK economy

The Committee will hear evidence from Professor Alan Riley from City University and Richard Sarsfield-Hall and John Williams from Poyry Management Consultants who are experts in shale gas and oil extraction.

The Committee will ask the witnesses whether the Government’s energy policy is suited to encourage early and substantial development of the use of shale gas and oil, whether the UK’s energy market is flexible enough to absorb a significant increase in provision of shale gas and how far shale gas and oil extraction would benefit the UK economy.,

The evidence session will take place at 3.35 pm on Tuesday 8 October in Committee Room 1 of the House of Lords.