| Commentary

88 Fracking

| Commentary

H: FRACKING

88 Fracking

Whilst there is considerable interest in the UK at present over the extraction of shale gas by hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, the commercial exploitation of this resource is still at a very early stage1. The nature of shale gas as an energy mineral has implications both in relation to the law relating to minerals generally, and also in relation to the exploration and exploitation of other energy minerals, such as petroleum and natural gas. As fracking is an activity more akin to the exploitation of onshore oil and gas reserves, this topic is not

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