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Truss plans to lift the ban on gas production by hydraulic fracturing

Truss plans to lift the ban on gas production by hydraulic fracturing

New British Prime Minister Liz Truss said she would lift a ban on gas production in the country by hydraulic fracturing, which has been criticized by environmentalists.

“We will lift the moratorium on the extraction of our huge reserves of shale gas (using the fracking method), which will allow us to get gas in six months,” she said at a meeting of parliament.


Truss previously spoke of her intention to promote fracked gas production, including in the North Sea, although it was banned in November 2019 due to the risk of seismic activity.


The UK government introduced a fracking ban in November 2019 due to the risk of seismic activity. Fracking is a method of extracting energy resources, including shale gas, by hydraulic fracturing.


In the United States at the beginning of this century, thanks to him, the “shale revolution” began, which seriously changed the world oil market and led to lower energy prices. The technology has been heavily criticized by a number of experts and environmentalists and has been banned in a number of countries.