Fracking

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 8th March 2018.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Co-Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2018 to Question 128441, Fracking: Wells, what the evidential basis is for the statement that the estimate that there could be 155 fracking wells by around 2025 is considered out of date.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

We consider the estimate to be out of date based on progress of the industry to date and the number of sites currently going through planning.

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