22Mar / 2013

Nottingham University release report on public perception of shale gas

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The University of Nottingham has just published the attached report which make interesting reading.

The report is based on 5 public surveys carried out by YouGov over the last 12 months into the public perception of shale gas. The report demonstrates that there are clear positive shifts in the way people are viewing shale gas a growing number seeing it as a clean and cheap energy source.

21Mar / 2013

Cuadrilla Welcomes Budget Announcements

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Cuadrilla’s annoucement can be read in full by using the following link:

08Mar / 2013

Full House at EPUK Event and BS8576 Update

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The recent Environmental Protection UK event held in association with Wolverhampton University  was filled to capacity.  The event covered new advances in ground gas monitoring and assessment techniques.

Mike Smith presented on the draft BS8576 Guidance on investigations for ground gas – Permanent gases and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).  The final draft following the recent public consultation has been completed and by now will be with BSi for approval before publication.  We anticipate a spring release if all goes well!

04Mar / 2013

UKOOG Publishes UK Industry Guidelines For Shale Gas Operations

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The United Kingdom Onshore Operators Group (UKOOG), the representative body for UK onshore oil and gas companies published on 28th February industry guidelines covering best practise for shale gas operations in the UK.

The guidelines were written by a high level workgroup comprising operating and service companies as well as The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), The Environment Agency (EA) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

20Feb / 2013

ACUMEN Project website now LIVE

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Following the announcement last year that GGS are working with the Environment Agency along with other partners on the ACUMEN project – GGS are pleased to announce that the project has now a website.

18Feb / 2013

New GGS Training Events Announced for 2013

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GGS are pleased to announce seven new training events for 2013. These two day training events are located throughout the UK and in brief will consist of:

DAY 1: Ground-Gas Monitoring & Guidance

DAY 2: Ground-Gas Protection Measure Design, Installation & Verification

13Feb / 2013

UK Onshore Oil & Gas: New Era Begins

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During the Autumn 2012 the UK government has issued a number of significant statements and announcements, including:

  • The Gas Generation Strategy which recognised the potential, and provided positive support for, shale gas exploration
  • The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement highlighted review of taxation for shale gas to improve the economics of operations

12Feb / 2013

GGS to present at the Environmental Protection UK Ground-Gas Seminar

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GGS are pleased to be invited to present at the Environmental Protection UK Ground-Gas Seminar at the University of Wolverhampton on the 25th February 2013. Our Technical Director, John Naylor will be speaking on the interpretation of continuous monitoring along with Keiron Finney of University of Wolverhampton and former Environment Agency landfill gas expert.

21Jan / 2013

Republic of Ireland gets serious on tackling Radon

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On the 17th January, the draft national radon control strategy was launched at the National Radon Forum in Dublin, Ireland. It is estimated 200 premature deaths per year are a result of exposure to elevated radon concentrations. In its draft strategy the Irish Government plan to shake up awareness for radon in the following 6 areas:

07Jan / 2013

Continuous Monitoring and The Government’s Response to The Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering’s Shale Gas

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Royal Society Report Front Cover