Fracking for shale gas is a process that has captured the public’s interest since it was first proposed in the UK (2008).
Hydraulic fracturing initially began in the late 70s for conventional oil and gas fields in the North Sea, and received little resistance compared to 2008s on-shore proposal.
Some have supported the new fracking proposals but many others have opposed it. Those in favour argue the potential benefit for the UK energy sector and economy. Those who opposed it, do so mainly due to the complex procedures that it involves.