Shale Gas

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3776
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Government's current guidance on shale gas states "No-one knows at this point what proportion, if any, of the gas in the ground will ever be practically and commercially producible." Why then is the Mayor so confident that shale gas can positively contribute to securing future energy supplies for London's homes and businesses? 

Answer

Answer for Shale Gas

Answer for Shale Gas

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am of the view that where shale gas can be practically and commercially produced, subject to normal planning and environmental regulation, that opportunity should be permitted to be exploited in order to help Londoners.