Shale gas 'an opportunity' for Wales

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SHALE gas “represents an opportunity for Wales” but it must not be at the expense of our natural environment, a group of MPs concluded

The report by the Welsh Affairs Select Committee, spurred by government estimates that nearly 70 per cent of the UK’s gas supply will be imported by 2025, looked at the potential economic and environmental impacts of the development of a shale gas industry in Wales.

The body representing the interests of the UK onshore oil and gas industry, the United Kingdom Onshore Operators Group (UKOOG) said the committee had “correctly identified” that natural gas is important not only for electricity production, but also for domestic heating, cooking and industrial production. In their report MPs recommended the UK Government and Welsh Government work with commercial companies and others to provide a reliable range of estimates of shale gas available in Wales, to be published by the end of 2014. They said both governments ought to assess the overall impact of shale gas supply on the level and mix of energy produced in Wales and the UK, including looking at how the combination of nuclear, hydro-power, coal, wave and solar impacts upon carbon emission targets.

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6:19pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Mervyn James says...

It's a myth basically. there is no shale gas to be had in Newport, but, plenty of hot air...... and money to be made for investors etc..... We would do better with the barrage and tidal power. I can do without regular earthquake updates...
It's a myth basically. there is no shale gas to be had in Newport, but, plenty of hot air...... and money to be made for investors etc..... We would do better with the barrage and tidal power. I can do without regular earthquake updates... Mervyn James
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3:33am Wed 18 Jun 14

Dai Rear says...

Mervyn James wrote:
It's a myth basically. there is no shale gas to be had in Newport, but, plenty of hot air...... and money to be made for investors etc..... We would do better with the barrage and tidal power. I can do without regular earthquake updates...
How would they make money if there's no gas? But you're right about the barrage. Would last a wee bit longer and is predictable, unlike useless windmills.
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: It's a myth basically. there is no shale gas to be had in Newport, but, plenty of hot air...... and money to be made for investors etc..... We would do better with the barrage and tidal power. I can do without regular earthquake updates...[/p][/quote]How would they make money if there's no gas? But you're right about the barrage. Would last a wee bit longer and is predictable, unlike useless windmills. Dai Rear
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4:49am Wed 18 Jun 14

scraptheWAG says...

Dai Rear wrote:
Mervyn James wrote:
It's a myth basically. there is no shale gas to be had in Newport, but, plenty of hot air...... and money to be made for investors etc..... We would do better with the barrage and tidal power. I can do without regular earthquake updates...
How would they make money if there's no gas? But you're right about the barrage. Would last a wee bit longer and is predictable, unlike useless windmills.
dont listen to merv he lost the plot years ago , yeah merv how would investors make loads of cash like you say without any shale
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: It's a myth basically. there is no shale gas to be had in Newport, but, plenty of hot air...... and money to be made for investors etc..... We would do better with the barrage and tidal power. I can do without regular earthquake updates...[/p][/quote]How would they make money if there's no gas? But you're right about the barrage. Would last a wee bit longer and is predictable, unlike useless windmills.[/p][/quote]dont listen to merv he lost the plot years ago , yeah merv how would investors make loads of cash like you say without any shale scraptheWAG
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1:55pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Good Job No Kids says...

Re the environment,

Doesn't stop the councils auctioning off every nice view in wales for hideous wind turbines that only run half the time.
Re the environment, Doesn't stop the councils auctioning off every nice view in wales for hideous wind turbines that only run half the time. Good Job No Kids
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