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UK shale gas resources are double previous estimates

3:12 PM MDT | June 27, 2013 | Ian Young

The United Kingdom's shale gas resources are far greater than previously estimated, according to a UK government report, released today. The report, prepared by the British Geological Survey (BGS; Nottingham) for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (London), says that the Bowland Shale, covering mainly central and northern England, may contain about 1,300 trillion cubic feet of gas—double previous estimates. "This shale gas estimate is a resource figure—gas in place—and so represents the gas that we think is present, but not the gas...

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