The boss of energy company Cuadrilla said if the UK cannot develop its own oil and gas then it will be forced to import, putting the country at "risk in terms of security of supply."
Francis Egan told ITV News: "If we can't develop our own oil and gas then we have to import it. That costs billions of pounds, generates zero jobs and it puts us at risk in terms of security of supply."
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