Impact of Shale Gas on Energy Markets

23 November 2012

The Energy and Climate Change Committee will take hold its first evidence session, in public, on The Impact of Shale Gas on Energy Markets at 9.30am on Tuesday 27 November 2012 in Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster.


Who will give evidence?


  • Nigel Smith, Seismic/Basin Analyst, British Geological Survey 
  • Representative from the Geological Society

At 10.30am

  • Professor Michael Bradshaw, Professor of Human Geography, UK Energy Research Centre
  • Simon Moore, Research Fellow, Environment and Energy Unit, Policy Exchange
  • Dr Thierry Bros, Senior Analyst, European Gas and LNG, Société Générale
  • Professor Paul Stevens, Senior Fellow, Chatham House

Timings are approximate.

The session will explore a range of issues, including:

  • An update on how much shale gas there is in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world and what proportion is likely to be recoverable;
    • Understanding the American experience of shale gas and its wider implications for gas markets around the world; and
    • The impact that shale gas could have on the transition to a low carbon economy.

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