Energy: Prices

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 20th September 2022.

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Photo of Lee Anderson Lee Anderson Conservative, Ashfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to resume fracking as a way of extracting shale gas; and if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of such a resumption on (a) energy prices and (b) the extent to which the UK is self-sufficient in meeting its energy requirements.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Minister for Climate)

The Government will end the pause on extracting shale gas.

It is right that all possible energy generation and production methods are kept on the table following Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. Having domestic sources of gas makes us less dependent on foreign imports.

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