Process ‘could become new GM’

By Keith Findlay

Published: 28/11/2012

Public opinion is the biggest hurdle to the controversial fracking method of gas production being used in the UK, a business gathering heard in Aberdeen yesterday.

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at high pressure to fracture shale rocks and release natural gas or other substances.

It is seen by many people in the energy industry as the solution to unlocking some of the estimated 32,500trillion cubic feet of unconventional gas – the collective term used to describe tight, shale and coalbed methane gas – around the world.

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