The potential to extract shale gas from fracking in the UK could be significantly lower than previously thought, a study suggests. Previous estimates from 2013 for the size of the resource in the UK’s Bowland shale in northern England, which used data from shale in the US, found it could potentially provide up to 50 years’ worth of current gas demand. But new estimates based on lab analysis of UK shale rock by the University of Nottingham and British Geological Survey (BGS) suggests there may be less than 10 years’ worth of gas at current levels of demand.
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Fracking in Britain may yield only a tenth of the gas previously predicted, a study says. Research in 2013 based on data from the US suggested that the Bowland Shale formation in northern England could provide gas equivalent to 50 years of current annual demand in the UK. However, new laboratory analysis of UK shale rock by the University of Nottingham and the British Geological Survey (BGS) suggests there may be as little as five years’ worth of gas at the current level of demand.
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