No return of the frack

In February I said that the question of whether the UK onshore oil and gas industry would be able to frack for gas was on the back-burner (sorry) until Brexit was sorted. Well – Brexit isn’t sorted and now it appears fracking is dead. The National Audit Office this week issued a report talking about the slow progress of fracking despite the Government spending £33 million supporting it since 2011. This was picked up with glee by the elements of the media which have always opposed fracking, but you might as well have issued a report about jumper sales going up in October. Without rehashing old arguments, the failure of fracking to take off has been partially due to lack of support across Gove

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