Onshore oil and gas industry welcomes Greenpeace poll showing support for fracking

1 April 2015

UKOOG welcomes the poll by ComRes on behalf of Greenpeace showing that more people in the UK support fracking than oppose it.

Ken Cronin, CEO of UKOOG, said:

“This poll – ironically commissioned by people who oppose fracking – shows that when presented with the real facts about the safety and low environmental impact of shale gas operations, British people will support onshore oil and gas exploration.
“The poll also shows that 57% people say that a candidate’s support for fracking either makes them more like to vote in their favour or no difference. Greenpeace’s own facts simply do not support their rhetoric on fracking.”



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ComRes poll for Greenpeace

ComRes interviewed 2,035 British adults online between 20th and 22nd March 2015. Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. The Com Res survey also shows 42% of British people support fracking for natural gas, whilst 35% oppose it.

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.