Shale gas claims place at Europe's energy table

As the EU’s main source of gas starts running out, the prospect of an interim energy solution that bridges the gap between the high-carbon oil and gas of yesterday and the renewable carbon-free energy of tomorrow could be here now: shale gas.

The discovery and exploitation of shale gas in North America has revolutionised the global gas market. Thanks to a new technology known as hydraulic fracturing – or ‘fracking’ – the extraction of previously inaccessible or uneconomic shale gas became possible.

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