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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 19th April 2018.

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Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of shale oil wells that will be in place by (a) 2025 and (b) 2030.

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)

There have been no specific estimates on the number of shale oil wells that will be in place by (a) 2025 or (b) 2030.

The Government will continue to monitor progress of the shale industry and will revise its estimates as appropriate as the industry develops.

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