Scientists bury hopes of EU shale gas revolution

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Series Details 14.11.14
Publication Date 14/11/2014
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According to a statement issued by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) in November 2014, the potential for shale gas extraction in the European Union is 'uncertain' because of limited geological data on the accessibility of gas, dampening hopes that shale can one day be exploited on a significant scale on the continent.

Even so, specialists stated that there are no scientific grounds to ban fracking.

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EASAC: Press Release, 13.11.14: No scientific or technical grounds to ban fracking - but it won't guarantee Europe's energy security
EASAC: Shale gas extraction: issues of particular relevance to the European Union
ESO: Background information: Shale Gas: Finds that form a bedrock of hope
Website: European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC)

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