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BGS maps help understand relationship between groundwater and fracking.

iHydrogeology iconThe British Geological Survey (BGS) in partnership with The Environment Agency (EA) have today, for the first time, published a series of maps which show the depth to each shale gas and oil source rock below principal groundwater aquifers in England and Wales. Understanding the distance between the two is important when assessing the environmental risks of shale gas and oil exploitation.


The Carboniferous shales of the Midland Valley of Scotland: geology and resource estimation

Phase transition © iStockphoto.com/GraskoThe British Geological Survey (BGS) in association with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has completed an estimate for the amount of shale gas and oil in the Midland Valley of Scotland.

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