Halliburton weighs in on Scottish UCG project… It’s organising time!
The UK is set to be a global guinea-pig for Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) – that’s setting fire to coal underground to make synthetic gas if you didn’t know. 27 licences have been sold next to major UK cities – containing several billion tonnes of coal between them.
One of the most advanced projects is for the Firth of Forth (above Edinburgh) where Cluff Natural Resources have joined forces with oil-services giant Halliburton…
What is UCG?!
Have a read of this new UCG fact Sheet. It’s a very good place to start!
Download the high-res PDF here: http://frack-off.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/UndergroundCoalGasificationFactsheetC.pdf
Cluff Natural Resources, one of the UK pioneers of this experimental industry, have just been awarded 3 new licenses – two just off the coast near Durham and one above Whitehaven on the opposite side of the country: http://www.cityam.com/1407806463/cluff-awarded-new-licences
You can see all the UK’s licences here: http://frack-off.org.uk/extreme-energy-fullscreen/
See all UK community groups here: http://frack-off.org.uk/local-group-specific-pages/
New UK fracking licensing threat: http://frack-off.org.uk/frackers-close-to-getting-their-hands-on-60-of-uk/