Tuesday, April 17, 2012

UK Goes with Fracking

Fear porn title:

Arkansas Frackers Move to UK


Speaking for the industry, Richard Moorman, CEO of Canadian company Tamboran Resources which has permits to operate in Northern Ireland, said that fracking is "perfectly safe if properly regulated", and that in his experience of fracking in Arkansas, US, accidents occurred at a low rate of one in every thousand drilling operations.

Well, truly, there is no great risk in fracking itself.  The article makes no mention of the disposal of fracking water.  Perhaps it is best to dump it into the sea?

Update:  All the newspapers have now gone with the angle "Fracking does not cause significant earthquakes."


Peter said...

So it will all be the regulators (or lack thereof) fault when this all goes to pot

Harold Asmis said...

Enjoying their pensions! Yeah!