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Scotland declares indefinite fracking ban

Scotland recently declared an indefinite ban on fracking. The moratorium applies to all planning consents for unconventional oil and gas extraction north of the border and includes fracking for shale gas. The announcement by the Scottish National Party came just two days after MPs in the House of Commons overwhelmingly rejected an amendment calling for…

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Fracking, a fuel for the future?

Fracking has come into the public eye over the past few months as its use has increased in a number of countries, including the USA. However, the comparatively modern techniques for extracting gas and oil from shale, a type of rock, has gained a controversial reputation, and it’s place in Britain’s energy mix has been…