Stoke sees a future in gas

Stoke-on-Trent council are investigating the possibility of extracting methane gas from disused coal mines to power local industry and provide future energy security.

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Gas plans will help 'reduce costs' says local businessman

Plans to extract methane gas in Stoke-on-Trent have the support of local businesses. Tony Cotton, Head of Manufacturing at Johnson Tiles, believes methane extraction will help reduce costs and improve gas supply.

Critics of the plans say drilling will increase the risks of water contamination and methane leaks.

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