Guidance

Shale gas exploratory operations: environmental risk assessment

This environmental risk assessment (ERA) helps us understand the key environmental risks from shale gas exploration.

Documents

An Environmental Risk Assessment for Shale Gas Exploratory Operations in England

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Practical experience of shale gas exploration in the UK is limited and there are currently no best available techniques (BAT) definitions. We produced this environmental risk assessment (ERA) to help us understand the key environmental risks and to underpin aspects of our technical guidance for onshore oil and gas operators.

Published 30 July 2013