Shale gas is an underground resource exploited through a process called hydraulic fracturing. In recent years the UK Government has supported the exploration of shale gas reserves due to the:
- Transformational impact of shale gas in the US
- Discovery of potentially exploitable reserves in the UK
- Debate around the affordability, security of supply and decarbonisation of the UK’s energy
This paper provides a civil engineering perspective on the issues and solutions.
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