Of Fossils And Fracking – further reading
Further to the talk I gave on UK shale gas at the University of York, here are some links that might be of interest.
TNO, the Dutch geological survey, has issued a “European Shale Gas Argument Map” addressing the pros and cons. You can find it here.
Shale Gas, the Basics, by the British Geological Survey can be found here.
An excellent history of UK shale gas, written by Professor Dick Selley, can be found as a pdf here.
The head of shale gas at the British Geological Survey, Prof. Mike Stephenson, gave a talk called Fact, Fiction and Fracking, which has been turned into a very entertaining animated video. It can be found here.
SHIP: the Shale Gas Information Platform, run through Potsdam University in Germany, can be found here. They also run the more research-intensive GASH (Gas Shales in Europe) website.
The Marcellus Shale is one of the biggest shale gas plays in the US. An excellent public service website called Explore Shale has been produced about the Marcellus and the process of shale gas production. It can be found here.
Shale Gas Europe, a European resource centre for shale news and information, can be found here.
The website of the Durham University initiative ReFINE (Researching Fracking In Europe) can be found here.
The current status of the UK National Grid can be found at Gridwatch.
Further links will be added over time, so please do check back for updates.