Natural Gas

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 21st November 2017.

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Photo of Clive Betts Clive Betts Chair, Communities and Local Government Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's report, Gas security of supply: a strategic assessment of Great Britain's gas security of supply, published on 12 October 2017, whether that assessment does not assume any contribution from fracking activity.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

In order to provide a conservative estimate of supply, supply forecasts used in the report, and in the supporting analysis, assume no shale contributions in the forecast period.

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