The stages of extracting shale oil and gas

The Department for Energy and Climate Change has tweeted an infographic outlining the stages of shale gas and oil, from the exploration stage through to decommissioning.

. Credit: DECC
. Credit: DECC

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PM favours 'cash for homes' near shale drilling sites

David Cameron said he favours cash payments to householders in compensation for the inconvenience caused by shale gas drilling near their properties.