Exploring the development of hydraulic fracturing in the UK
Shale Gas: FAQ
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Spotlight on SMEs
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Image of the day: shale development and water stress
Several images this week. This images show "
" in the USA for a number of industries, as computed by the World Resources Institute. The more red the colour, the greater the water risk.
Firstly, oil and gas:
Followed by electricity generation:
What about agriculture?
And the construction industry?
The food and beverage industries?
And the textile industries?
The conclusion? While shale gas does have the potential to use a lot of water, but the risk it poses is substantially smaller than many other existing industries.
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