Cuadrilla boss insists fracking for gas better than importing
Drilling for gas is better than importing a fracking boss has insisted as the Government prepares to rule on two sites in Lancashire.
Francis Egan, chief executive of Cuadrilla, the company behind the plans in Fylde, said the controversial process is the best solution for the UK's fuel shortage.
He told Good Morning Britain: "The country needs gas. The country is running out of gas, and without some form of energy development, we're going to end up importing all of our fuel from overseas, and we've seen that just last week with the ridiculous situation where Scotland is importing shale... read more
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