About shale gas and hydraulic fracturing (fracking)

About shale gas and hydraulic fracturing (fracking).



Guidance containing background information on the government policy position on shale gas and other unconventional hydrocarbons in the UK.

Published 30 July 2013
Last updated 13 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. Addition of latest government reports which have already been published on other government department websites.
  2. Links added to 6th April 2016 legislation.
  3. Inforgaphic showing what approval checks would need to take place before a company can explore for shale gas.
  4. About shale oil and gas videos published.
  5. New "Shale gas made simple" guide added.
  6. Background briefing note moved to this page.
  7. First published.