Independent report

Shale gas extraction in the UK: review of fracking

Independent review of the risks associated with hydraulic fracturing (or fracking).


Shale gas extraction in the UK: a review of hydraulic fracturing


This review examines the scientific and engineering evidence on hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) to inform government policy about shale gas extraction in the UK.

The study was carried out by the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering on the request of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser.

Published 29 June 2012