UK Orders Fracking Report, Says All Options on the Table

Britain, which imposed a moratorium on fracking in 2019, is set to publish a new energy strategy with plans to boost domestic energy supply.


Britain ordered an expert report on shale gas fracking on April 5, saying all energy supply options should be on the table in light of soaring oil and gas prices exacerbated by the Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"While it remains the case that shale gas extraction is not the solution to near-term price issues, it is right as a government—given the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by Putin's regime—that we keep all possible energy generation and production methods on the table," business minister Kwasi Kwarteng said.

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