Shale gas exploratory operations: environmental risk assessment
- Environment Agency
- Part of:
- Shale gas, hydraulic fracturing, and other unconventional hydrocarbons, Business and the environment, Sustainable development, and Greenhouse gas emissions
- 30 July 2013
This environmental risk assessment (ERA) helps us understand the key environmental risks from shale gas exploration.
Ref: LIT 8474 PDF, 952KB, 32 pages
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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