Fracking: Water:Written question - 251959

Asked on: 08 May 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Fracking: Water
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of effect of hydraulic fracturing operations on the economy.
Answered by: Andrew Stephenson
Answered on: 15 May 2019

The UK has potentially significant shale gas reserves, but exploration is necessary to understand whether it will be possible to technically and commercially extract these reserves. The Government is supportive of shale gas exploration to understand the size of the UK opportunity.

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