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UK fracking may produce less fuel than claimed, says geologist

Drilled core samples used to determine the viability of shale gas extraction. Photograph: Mo Morad/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Published on The Guardian website on the 17th of August 2017

Story by Fiona Harvey
Environment correspondent

 

Prof John Underhill argues that geology is fundamental but has been forgotten in assessments of UK’s shale gas capability

Fracking for oil and gas in the UK may produce much less fuel – and profits – than has been mooted, according to research based on seismic imaging of the country’s underlying geology.

Most of the areas in which deposits of onshore “unconventional” gas and oil are likely to be found were affected by tectonic activity along the Atlantic plate about 55m years ago.

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Flood defence work worth £800,000 being planned for sea wall in ‘grave disrepair’ in Langstone

The sea wall at Southmoor Lane, Havant

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 10th of August 2017

Story by Tamara Siddiqui

 

ALMOST £1M worth of work is being planned to rejuvenate a sea wall in ‘grave disrepair’.

The design of the Environment Agency’s Southmoor Flood Alleviation Scheme comes as widespread concern grows about the flood risk to the area near the wall, in Langstone.

The Southmoor sea wall is a privately-owned, low-level, concrete sea wall fronted by a shingle beach.

The Environment Agency (EA) has engaged with residents, councillors and businesses in designing the £800,000 scheme, and will continue to do so before submitting an application for the works, to Havant Borough Council.

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