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Fracking: Can Liz Truss boost UK gas supplies by lifting ban?

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UK’s new prime minister says ending fracking moratorium will ‘get gas flowing’ within six months, but there are many reasons why a boom is unlikely


Environment

| Analysis

September 8, 2022

Anti-fracking protest in Blackpool, UK in 2016

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Along with the plans limit energy prices for two yearslicensing new oil and gas fields in the North Sea and accelerating the deployment of clean energy, the UK’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss today also said she would lift England’s moratorium on shale gas fracking.

Ban on fracking in 2019 after nearly a decade of shale gas exploration in the UK. Fracking has transformed the energy landscape in the US but has faltered in the UK amid public hostility and…

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