Energy Diary – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will ban the extraction of shale gas by hydraulic fracturing across the UK again. reintroducing the ban. The ban on hydraulic fracturing used for shale gas production was introduced in 2019 with concerns that it could trigger earthquakes and pollute water and soil. The British government announced in September that the ban on activities for the extraction of shale gas was lifted.
The government was preparing to issue over 100 new licenses in the new round of licensing. Shale gas, also known as shale gas, is a fossil fuel composed of a mixture of clay, quartz (silicon oxide, i.e. sandstone) and lime. In order to extract the shale gas, it is necessary to use hydraulic fracturing technology, unlike normal oil wells. First of all, it is necessary to drill a horizontal well, not a vertical one, and then drill 30-40 holes along this horizontal connection and give water mixed with chemicals at very high pressure. With this pressure, the gas trapped between the rocks is activated and collected. Source: Hydraulic fracturing is banned from England again