Natural gas formed hundreds of millions of years ago from decomposed organisms. Extracting them beneath the earth’s surface would require intense heat and pressure. One method known for recovering these fossil fuels is hydraulic fracturing or fracking. This method uses drilling technology and injects liquid and chemicals at high pressure, creating minor fractures within shale deposits. As a result, it will stimulate gas and oil extraction from shale rock underground.
Fracking in the UK began in the early 2010s. Eventually, shale gas boomed when the Cuadrilla project started operating at a site in Lancashire. However, in 2019, the government announced a moratorium on drilling after reports of seismic shocks and public health and safety concerns. Not long after that, following the Russia-Ukraine invasion, the UK lifted the ban on fracking as part of the new prime minister Liz Truss’s central energy strategy to combat soaring fuel costs.
While it could be an option for another energy source, it is improbable that it would be profitable.
Despite fracking’s potential, shale gas production will not reduce fuel costs much. This is because international markets set gas prices. Moreover, the process is controversial due to the potential environmental risks.
Natural gas is a non-renewable energy source. Dependence on these goes against what the modern world is trying to achieve in using clean energy. Shale gas and oil, obtained through fracking, contribute to the greenhouse effect and consequently to global warming and climate change.
For this reason, Real Research launched a survey to gather opinions regarding the resumption of fracking in the UK.
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