Chancellor believes shale gas project worth the investment
Despite much opposition, George Osborne is still considering an investment in shale gas extraction.
11:49 22 July 2013
The possibility of extracting shale gas may be slightly more certain due to the belief that 10per cent of the underground resources could be successfully obtained. There is new discussion about offering a tax credit to offset the initial costs of such a project.
There are still critics of the thought of extracting the shale gas, but Chancellor George Osborne has reportedly made it clear that he feels the investment would be worthwhile for the UK’s struggling economy.
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