Leader comment: Fracking decision must come soon



No sooner had the Scottish Government moved to block underground coal gasification (UCG) than pressure was growing on ministers to make a decision on fracking.
Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse yesterday announced it would move towards a ban on UCG following an independent review by Professor Campbell Gemmell of Glasgow University.
The controversial technique involves pumping oxygen and steam through a small borehole into a coal seam to produce a small and controlled combustion. The resulting hydrogen, methane, carbon monoxide and CO2 are then extracted through a second borehole.
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7 October 2016 in Environment, Views: 35
Source: Scotsman
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