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UK halts fracking despite falling gas production

The UK government has pressed pause on fracking for shale gas in England, a move that seems likely to a support growing dependence on imported LNG The UK government has pressed pause on fracking for shale gas in England, a move that seems likely to a support growing dependence on imported LNG.
By Andreas Walstad 4 November 2019 Europe & Russia / Exploration & Production 0 34749
Chart showing UK gas production and imports by month in 2019

The UK government announced on Saturday that fracking would not continue in England after a report by the Oil & Gas Authority found that it is “not currently possible to accurately predict the probability or magnitude of earthquakes linked to fracking operations”.

It is worth noting that fracking has not been banned in England – unlike, for example, in Scotland and the Republic of Ireland, where it is effectively...