Shale Gas

China Builds ‘Huge’ Shale Gas Drilling Facility

China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday boasted that oil giant Sinopec’s new shale gas well drilling facility broke two domestic records for its 14,062-foot horizontal expanse. The immense facility is expected to give a “strong boost” to shale gas production.

Technicians work at China Petroleum and Chemical Corp (Sinopec) Fuling shale gas field on October 8, 2021 in Chongqing, China. The Fuling shale gas field has produced more than 40 billion cubic meters of shale gas as of Friday, according to Sinopec. (Photo by Luo Bin/VCG via Getty Images)

UK To Allow Shale Gas Fracking Beneath National Parks

MPs on Wednesday voted in favour of the use of fracking to extract shale gas under national parks, weakening a decision against fracking in national parks made earlier this year and giving shale gas explorers access to more resources. Britain


UK Needs To Start Fracking Before Touting Benefits – Report

Britain should begin exploratory drilling or fracking of shale gas sites to allow the industry and government to fully assess its economic benefits for the country, a shale gas industry-funded task force said on Tuesday. Britain is estimated to have


Britain changes rules to fast-track shale gas permits

The British government will give its communities minister the power to directly approve shale gas permits, removing decision-making from local politicians who have in the past months blocked the progress of Britain’s first such wells. In late June, local government

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