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11Dec / 2014

Onshore Energy Services Group launches today

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The Onshore Energy Services Group launches today in the Palace of Westminster.  The group has been setup to ensure that UK SMEs play a leading role in servicing the onshore petroleum industry.  The OESG will support onshore petroleum operators, create employment, promote eduction, the protection of public health and the preservation of the environment.

09Oct / 2014

Energy Policy threatens UK recycling Jobs

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The specialist waste management company, Remsol Limited. warns that current energy policies are putting recycling jobs and capacity at risk, and is calling for shale gas development to be accelerated alongside greater use of waste energy generation and more investment in energy storage.

28Jul / 2014

Shale Gas and fracking: examining the evidence & the 14th Licencing Round

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The UK government today opened the bidding process for companies seeking licences to explore for oil and gas under the 14th Onshore Licencing Round. In the six years since the last round of licences were issued a great deal of attention has been focused on the environmental impacts, climate change, potential supply chain jobs and the overall economics of developing the UK’s onshore petroleum resources.

15Jul / 2014

Race for Life in Manchester

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Stacey McKenna, a Graduate Geo-Environmental Specialist  for GGS, has been raising money for Cancer Research UK.

Stacey completed the 5k Race For Life at Heaton Park, Manchester on Sat 12th July. Despite the hot weather she managed to complete the run in 40mins with the support of family and friends. So far, Stacey has raised over £500 for a charity close to many people’s hearts.

11Jul / 2014

Shale Gas: Just part of the energy mix? – Published RICS article

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The RICS article sets out the personal view of GGS’s founder and managing director, Simon Talbot, on the UK energy sector and the possible role of shale gas in the country’s future energy mix.

The complete energy sector, from primary production through energy conversion to final consumption, is complex and is often over simplified in the media. The article refers to the government’s published energy flow data to describe the elements that could be substituted by the UK’s on-shore natural gas resources.

07Jul / 2014

GGS Managing Director, Simon Talbot invited to speak at Australasian Land and Ground-Water Association (ALGA) Conference

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Simon Talbot, Managing Director and founder of Ground-Gas Solutions Ltd was invited by the Australasian Land and Ground-Water Association (ALGA) to open its first contaminated land conference to be held in New Zealand with a key note presentation on, ‘Thirty years of ground-gas monitoring, risk assessment and protection’.

03Jul / 2014

BGS Study maps of fracking methane risk to drinking water

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A major study into the potential of fracking to contaminate drinking water with methane has been published. The British Geological Survey and the Environment Agency have mapped where key aquifers in England and Wales coincide with locations of shale.

03Jul / 2014

UKOOG welcomes the BGS report on shale in the Midland Belt of Scotland

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The UK Onshore Operators Group (UKOOG), the representative body for the UK onshore oil and gas industry, welcomes the announcement today of estimates of shale oil and gas in the Midland Belt of Scotland from the British Geological Survey (BGS).

23Jun / 2014

Energy generation in Wales: Shale Gas

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The Welsh Affairs Committee says shale gas represents an opportunity for Wales in a report issued today.  However, it must not come at the expense of Wales’s natural environment. The environmental risks must be considered further by the UK and Welsh Governments.

10Jun / 2014

UK Shale Gas: GGS under the Spotlight

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GGS has been the first company featured in a series of ‘Spotlight on SMEs‘ blog posts.  There is a whole supply chain of SMEs which will benefit if shale is developed in the UK.  This series of blogs serves to highlight the major part that British SMEs have to play in the development of UK shale gas.