The Economic Benefits of UK Gas
Last month, we explained in a short video how shale gas can help bring down the UK's import dependency, cutting emissions and helping our environment in the process. This month, we want to show you what shale gas can do for our economy. Creating 64,000 jobs, creating a new much-needed stream of UK tax revenue and boosting our communities with direct local investment, we should all back our onshore oil and gas industry.
- Chemicals Industries Association - Shale Gas: The Facts
- The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Energy Trends October 2017, table ET5.1
- EY - Getting ready for UK shale gas: Supply chain and skills requirements and opportunities
- UKOOG Community Engagement Charter
- HM Treasury - Shale Wealth Fund: response to the consultation, November 2017
- BRE, on behalf of the Department for Energy and Climate Change - Energy Follow-up Survey 2011, Report 9
- Department of Energy and Climate Change, United Kingdom housing energy fact file 2013, Tables 6a, 6b and 6d – data for 2011 (most recent year available)
- The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Digest of UK Energy Statistics, tables 4.1 and 4.5
The Environmental Benefits of UK Gas
In 2035 it is estimated that we'll be importing around 80% of the gas we rely on here in the UK to heat our homes, power our businesses and provide vital feedstocks to our industries. But did you know that imported gas has a higher carbon footprint than UK onshore gas?
Here's a short explainer on just how much of a positive difference UK gas could make to global emissions: