Category: Information Level – Advanced

Information Level – Advanced

New study throws light on public attitude to fracking

New study throws light on public attitude to fracking

A new report shows that public attitudes to fracking are, at least to an extent, predictable based on certain factors like gender, age, political persuasion, and environmental values. Lead author Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh from Cardiff University and the Tyndall Centre says “This is the first UK experimental survey of public...

Keep on truckin’ with UKOOG!

Keep on truckin’ with UKOOG!

UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG)is the trade body which, amongst other things, promotes fracking to the nation. On their “What it looks like” web page until very recently they made the following claim about truck movements per well pad: Now 300 truck movements a year is less than 1...

So what would 100 40 well pads look like (numerically)

So what would 100 40 well pads look like (numerically)

4000 wells would require 100 well pads even if they could manage 40 wells per pad 4000 wells would only generate about 12.5 TCF of gas using IoD estimates for EURs It would take nearly a decade to produce 1 year’s worth of UK gas demand It would require nearly...

Numbers are pesky things ….

Numbers are pesky things ….

Sometimes politicians seem to be unable to forget figures which make them feel comfortable, even when more recent numbers contradict them, so yesterday we saw Mr Cameron trotting out his favourite 74,000 jobs from fracking rubbish? “Rubbish?” I hear you ask … Well, we demolished this figure on this blog...

That AMEC SEA report

That AMEC SEA report

[I should point out that when this post was written DECC had confirmed to me that the figures were UK wide. (I asked the question of them because press reports were very confused and the report itself was not 100% clear to me) It has since become apparent that these...

A Panorama Special on the failure of science and maths teaching in our schools?

A Panorama Special on the failure of science and maths teaching in our schools?

Well that’s what it felt like watching tonight’s effort by the BBC to address the government’s abject failure to create any meaningful and coherent energy policy. The government’s chief adviser appears totally unaware that shale gas is methane which can leak from wells causing climate change, and we saw the...

Things that make you go “Oooh!”

Things that make you go “Oooh!”

Are the fault lines in fracking starting to show? A very interesting comment by DavidKSmythe appeared on an Observer article about the fracking industry– this weekend. So interesting that we thought we should reproduce it for you here. We have edited out a comment on the ethical practices of the...