Ineos blasts Scottish shale gas ban

Glasgow, Scotland – Ineos has slammed a Scottish government decision to ban shale gas developments, the company warning that it will have a negative impact on jobs, energy security and economic growth in Scotland.

The decision was announced 3 Oct by Scottish energy minister Paul Wheelhouse, who said an existing moratorium on fracking since 2015, would continue indefinitely after a public consultation showed “overwhelming” opposition.

But ,noting that a report commissioned by the Scottish Government had judged shale production safe, Tom Pickering, operations director at INEOS Shale,…

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