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Lords Committee to take evidence from Shell and International Energy Agency on shale

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee will take evidence from Shell, the International Energy Agency and Société Générale as they continue their inquiry into the economic impact of shale gas and oil on the UK's energy policy

The Committee will ask the witnesses how the development of shale gas in the US has impacted on the international gas market, including wholesale prices, how the technology of shale gas is developing and how the scope for development of shale gas  in the UK compares to the US example.

Giving evidence to the Committee will be:  

  • Dr Thierry Bros, Senior European Gas and LNG analyst, Société Générale
  • Dr Dan Dorner, Senior Analyst, Global Energy Economics Directorate, International Energy Agency
  • Mr Graeme Smith, Vice President – Exploration and New Ventures Unconventionals, Shell.

The evidence session will start at 3:35 pm on Tuesday 12 November in Committee Room 1 of the House of Lords.

The session will be webcast at and is also open to the public. Journalists wishing to attend should go to Parliament's Cromwell Green Entrance and should allow time for security screening.

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