Final evidence session on energy generation in Wales: Shale Gas

12 December 2013

The Welsh Affairs Committee will hold its final evidence session on Shale Gas in Wales on Tuesday 17 December 2013 at 9.20 am.

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The Committee will take evidence from the Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of Energy, Department of Energy and Climate Change. It will also hear from Chris Faulkner, the Chief Executive Officer of Breitling Energy Companies, an independent US energy producer that drills for shale gas in the USA .

The Committee will examine the potential for shale gas exploration and commercial-level extraction in Wales. It will explore lessons that can be learnt from the US experience, examine co-ordination between the UK Government and Welsh Government and how Wales can benefit from a potential UK shale gas industry.

Evidence session details

Date:        Tuesday 17 December 2013
Time:        9.20 am
Location:  Committee Room 15, House of Commons


9.20 am:

Chris Faulkner, CEO, Breitling Energy Companies

10.00 am:

Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of Energy, and Duarte Figueira, Head, Office of Unconventional Gas and Oil, Department of Energy and Climate Change

This evidence session is open to the public and press, all are welcome to attend. The venue is fully accessible. There is no need to reserve a place but if you would like more information please contact the Committee on 020 7219 6189 or

Further information

This is the final in a series of inquiries that the Committee will hold into energy generation in Wales during this Parliament.

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