‘Let’s pro­duce, not im­port’

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

THIRD EN­ERGY in­sisted last night that de­vel­op­ing gas from un­con­ven­tional for­ma­tions, such as shale, could be viewed ‘very pos­i­tively’ by York­shire res­i­dents in terms of in­ward in­vest­ment, growth of the lo­cal sup­ply chain and jobs.

Director Alan Linn said: “Na­tion­ally, it will pro­vide a new source of do­mes­ti­cally pro­duced nat­u­ral gas and dis­place im­ported gas. Large parts of York­shire sit on top of the Bow­land Shale For­ma­tion, po­ten­tially one of the best sources of gas-bear­ing shale in Europe. Let’s not im­port this vi­tal form of en­ergy when we can pro­duce it in the UK.

“By us­ing our own home­grown sources of gas, we can pro­duce ben­e­fits for the en­vi­ron­ment and our se­cu­rity of sup­ply, and pro­vide lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties with in­ward in­vest­ment they need.”

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