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Fracking: Risks & Rewards


ISBN13: 9780957559516
Published: July 2014
Publisher: Iskaboo Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback, A4 (139 Pages)
Price: £39.99



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A game-changing energy revolution or a risk-filled dash for gas? Fracking, the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing to extract shale gas, has become one of the most divisive issues of the 21st century.

Following what appears to be a huge success story in the United States many European countries have been eager to follow suit, however a number of environmental incidents as well as doubts over the supposed economic benefits have led to a growing level of public concern over this relatively new industry.

Fracking: Risks & Rewards takes a detailed look at the issues and hype surrounding the fracking industry. What does hydraulic fracturing really involve and what are the risks arising from shale gas exploitation? Are the proposed economic benefits realistic? What regulations apply to fracking activities and are they sufficiently stringent? Who is responsible and who will pay in the event of an accident?

This 139 page, soft cover A4 special report examines the challenges that the growth of the fracking industry may pose to a wide range of stakeholders including, governments, energy companies and subcontractors, investors, public authorities, lawyers and insurers as well as the general public.

Subjects:
Energy and Natural Resources Law
Contents:
INTRODUCTION
The Great Unknowns

WHAT IS FRACKING?
What are we talking about?
What is shale gas?
What is unconventional gas?
Hydraulic fracking in theory
What is new about fracking?

REWARDS
So how much is there?
Profitability
Employment
Energy security and independence
Gas prices
Climate change

RISKS
Intensive industry
Water usage
Impact of water usage
Leaks, spills and accidents
Flow-back and produced water
Methane
Contamination pathways
Earthquakes

RESPONSIBILITIES
US
UK
EU
France
Germany
Poland
Spain

MANAGING THE RISKS
Litigation
Insurance

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