Michael Fallon MP: Get ready for shale gas boom

Michael Fallon MP

Michael Fallon MP

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Energy minister Michael Fallon was today urging the Lancashire community to get behind shale gas as latest estimates said “fracking” could be worth £33bn to the UK economy, creating 64,500 jobs over 15 years.

Mr Fallon was due to speak in Blackpool at the North West shale gas supply chain conference at the Winter Gardens.

The conference has been organised by the North West Energy Task Force – a group of businesses who say the value of shale gas extraction must be explored.


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