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Gas Fracking given the go-ahead

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The government has given the go-ahead for a firm to resume the controversial technique known as fracking to exploit gas in Lancashire.

Conditions have been imposed to minimise the risk of seismic activity.

Fracking involves creating little explosions underground, then injecting water and chemicals to release gas trapped in cavities in shale rocks.

The firm, Cuadrilla, was stopped from fracking after two small earthquakes.

In the US, exploitation of shale gas boom has sent energy prices tumbling, and the Prime Minister has expressed hopes that the UK can enjoy a similar boom.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20707574

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Yet more good news.

The environMentalists keep telling us that we are running out of fossil fuels and we need to install more of their obscene, expensive and innefficient windmills around the beautiful British countryside.

Fracking - obtaining fossil fuels from previously impossible-to-get-to-places - will prove them wrong.

Read more: http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz2FET9rUdC

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Keep the UK going? More likely we'll have the highest prices around while our government sells this potential benefit to foreign countries. All the while we'll continue to import our needs and suffer the effects of ever-rising gas prices.

The North Sea oil really benefited us and 'kept us going', eh?

Win.

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Gas atleast four times as expensive to produce will make us all better off ?

Fracking requires around 25 wells to produce the same amount of gas as conventional wells do. Each well produces at high capacity for just 3-4 years before entering a dramatic decline which requires another Frack to boost production (costing millions each Frack).

Fracking is a ponzy scheme dreamt up by the oil drillers to stop themselves going out of business - it makes no economic sense.

If this is the face of a sustainable energy future - we are well and truely ****ed !!

Meanwhile windmill produced electricity is cost competitive with conventional gas already.

Mr LastLazyGun - you simply haven't got a clue.

Br Cornelius

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Hope the UK is nowhere near any faultlines. Fracking is horrible. Your water table will be contaminated and messing with mother nature like that in general is just not sensible to me.

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