The British Geological Survey has published its estimate of the shale gas reserves in the Bowland-Hodder shale formation, which covers 11 counties in northern England.
It concluded that the potential volume of gas is 40 trillion cubic metres (1,300 trillion cubic feet) - much more than previously thought.
This does not reflect an accurate estimate of what can be extracted commercially.
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