UK Shale Gas 'No Worse' than Importing LNG

Domestically produced UK shale gas is “no worse” than importing LNG, and may even be “better”, according to an oil and gas industry source.

The source made the comments in a presentation at the SMi’s sixth annual Shale Gas Environmental Summit in London, which explored a range of topics concerning the UK shale gas industry. During the speech, the source stated:

“There is, I think, enough evidence to say that using our own domestically produced shale gas is, at worst, no worse, in terms of greenhouse gas emission impact, than importing LNG, and may probably be slightly better.”

In the presentation, the source also warned companies interested in exploring onshore UK that the public would not accept their operations unless they were transparent in their actions:

“Absolute transparency must be the watchword. The British public will not accept fracking unless they feel they’re being told the full facts at every stage, and any company … that wants to start fracking must be ready to publish every detail of their plans.”

A graduate in journalism from Cardiff University, Andreas has eight years of experience as a business journalist. Email Andreas at


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