Fracking: Plastics

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 31st May 2018.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential link between fracking and the manufacturing of non-degradable plastics.

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)

No such assessment has been made. Natural gas produced from shale rock is indistinguishable from that produced from other hydrocarbon reservoirs.

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