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Fracking to resume in the UK – experts respond

Peter Griffin posted in on December 14th, 2012.

The UK Government has given the go-ahead for hydraulic fracking activity in the country to tap valuable sources of shale gas. A drilling company Cuadrilla, was previously stopped from fracking after two small earthquakes occurred near Blackpool in the region of where fracking was happening. (See additional scientific commentary on thew Blackpool tremors). Conditions have been […]

Fracking in New Zealand – experts on the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report

Peter Griffin posted in on November 27th, 2012.

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, today released her report on hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The PCE’s report covers the background, environmental risks, current oversight and future implications of the use of unconventional techniques in oil and gas production in New Zealand. The Science Media Centre has gathered comment from scientists and independent […]

Expert response to Maui pipeline leak

John Kerr posted in on October 27th, 2011.

A leak in the Maui natural gas pipeline has caused a large outage of gas dependent services in the North Island, affecting businesses, hospitals and the dairy industry. Late Monday evening, a rupture was identified in the Maui gas pipeline near White Cliffs and Pukearuhe in the Taranaki Region. It is assumed that the 13cm […]

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