The Energy Minister says fracking will begin “right across the south”. A study will soon be published, declaring that fracking for shale gas poses no danger of contaminating water in the UK, the Energy Minister Michael Fallon has said. Places such as Wiltshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex could become bases for shale gas extraction sites.
The energy supplier’s price rise will affect 7 million domestic customers, and signals price rises for businesses too. The increase will be around 8.2%, and come into effect on November 15. In the South East, customers will see hikes as high as 9.7% while in the North and southern Scotland people will face a smaller 7% rise.
A new report by the British Geological Survey says there could be 1,300 trillion cubic feet of gas stored away under the North of England. Previous estimates of around 600 trillion cubic feet were revised, although only 10% of the total gas can definitely be extracted. Energy Minister Michael Fallon said shale gas was “an exciting new energy resource”. A … Read More
Conservative MP Fallon has been appointed the role as part of a ‘mini reshuffle’ of the cabinet. The old Energy Minister, John Hayes, will now act as a political and parliamentary adviser to the Prime Minister. A mere 6 months after his appointment, John Hayes leaves his post as Minister for Energy, having kicked up a bit of a storm … Read More