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Is Shale Gas a Global Game Changer?
Lecture, Evening Meeting
East Midlands Regional Group, British Geological Survey
BGS Conference Suite, Keyworth
The key shale gas extraction technology, hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’), has had a bad press in the last year, and been blamed for earthquakes and methane contamination of groundwater. However there are relatively few peer-reviewed studies of methane contamination during shale gas fracking, and rather problematically, there are few baseline studies of amounts of natural methane in groundwater.
The talk will survey the potential for shale gas and discuss environmental concerns, as well as outlining the role of independent and peer-reviewed science in shale gas development.
Professor Mike Stephenson (BGS)
Refreshments from 6:30pm, lecture starts at 7pm