UK regulations: Could fracking creep under the radar?

David Smythe, Stuart Haszeldine

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Abstract

As sometime energy advisers to the UK government, we are concerned that fracking of unconventional oil and gas formations risks being classed as conventional hydrocarbon exploration, a relatively insignificant and unobtrusive cottage industry in the United Kingdom. This results from the government using legally binding definitions of unconventional oil and gas (UOG) resources and of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF, or fracking) that have little rational or scientific basis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393
Number of pages1
JournalNature
Volume548
Issue number7668
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2017

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