Fracking extremely safe, says Ineos chief as first US shale gas shipment arrives
The controversial process known as fracking is "extremely safe", the boss of Ineos insisted as the first ever shipment of shale gas from America arrived in the UK.
Jim Ratcliffe, the founder and chairman of the giant petrochemical firm, also said unconventional gas extraction had could transform communities that have been blighted by the collapsing in manufacturing, as it has in the United States.
He spoke out as a tanker carrying 27,500 m3 of ethane from US shale fields sailed down to the Forth, headed for Grangemouth in central Scotland, where Ineos has a giant refinery.
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