The Morecambe & Lunesdale MP David Morris has today called for more support of shale gas exploration.
In a Parliamentary motion tabled today, David Morris MP said that shale gas could play a “key role in the security of domestic energy supply.” Further adding that IGas have estimated that shale gas could secure the domestic energy supply for a further fifteen years.
David Morris MP tabled a Westminster Hall Debate on the subject in May 2012, at the debate David said:
“In 2010, the Department for Energy and Climate Change predicted that gas charges would rise by 21% by 2030. Suddenly, by taking into account more and more shale gas, they revised the estimate down to 11%.”
The Parliamentary motion reads:
“That this House notes with concern that there is a need to support more shale gas production within the UK; further notes that UK firm IGas believes that the UK is sitting on considerably more shale gas than previously estimated; and believes that shale gas could play a key role in the security of domestic energy supplies in the UK for up to 15 years.”