Let’s get fracking

Britain has embraced fracking…and the results are stunning.

Meanwhile the Green taliban prevent and oppose all forms of progress here in New Zealand.

The huge shale gas deposit around Blackpool is 50pc larger than previously thought, according to reports.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is currently carrying out a review of the UK’s shale gas reserves, which will be published in the new year.

The Times newspaper reported on Friday night that the BGS will conclude that the the 1,000 square kilometres covered by the Bowland Basin to the east of Blackpool contains 300 trillion cubic feet of gas. This is roughly 17 times more than the known reserves in the North Sea.

In 2011, exploration company Cuadrilla estimated there was 200 trillion cubic feet of gas in the area.

The news comes just two days after George Osborne said shale gas could make a “substantial contribution” to UK gas supplies from the 2020s. The Chancellor also revealed in his Autumn Statement that the development will be overseen by a dedicated Office for Unconventional Gas and Oil. He is looking at tax breaks to encourage its development.


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  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Under the Labour-Green government in 2014, there will be “clean-green” energy. So don’t worry. That is what Kiwis are asking for and voting in huge numbers. BTW, uncle Matt has written some crap blaming John Key for everything.

    • Patrick

      He treads on dangerous grounds commenting on a case still to be heard before the courts. A “mature” journo would have refrained.
      I also understand there are plenty of regulations around collecting PAYE from employees & passing the money on to Inland Revenue – seems Matty boy finds it ok to ignore the regulations when it suits him.

  • Greg

    The price of oil would drop grammatically with this new techno, this in turn would help all those green voters with petrol, food etc costs. Its truly unbelievable how people are lead like the pied piper to a life of misery.

  • maninblack

    Do you know what really fucks me off.. It’s the Greens standing up in parliament, and saying “all our young are heading to Australia in record numbers, and the govt is doing nothing about it”.
    Well all our young workers might be heading off to Aussie, the bulk of them are off to do mining related jobs.
    Maybe if the Green Taliban let us mine or get into fracking here.. Our young wouldn’t be leaving.
    Does the irony ever strike the left?