Shale to Grangemouth

27 September 2016

Ken Cronin, CEO of UKOOG, commented: “The first tanker carrying US shale derived ethane arriving today at Grangemouth will herald a renaissance for the Grangemouth site, the protection of jobs and a boost to the Scottish economy. We can and should be allowed to develop our own shale creating even more value for our economy and environment.”

Currently most natural gas consumed by industry in Scotland is in Falkirk and Fife which is unsurprising given the size of the manufacturing base in both of those regions. Central to this is the Grangemouth site which employs 1,300 people directly and indirectly up to 10,000. The requirement for gas at this site is as a feedstock used for chemicals but also as an energy source, and is one of the largest in Scotland.

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About UKOOG:

UKOOG is the representative body for the UK onshore oil and gas industry, including exploration, production and storage. The organisation's objectives are to enhance the profile of the onshore industry, promote better and more open dialogue with key stakeholders, deliver industry wide initiatives and programmes and to ensure standards in safety, the environment and operations are maintained to the highest possible level. Membership is open to all companies active in the onshore industry including those involved in the supply chain. www.ukoog.org.uk

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