Lecture: The shale gas boom: A history of 'fracking' from the 19th to the 21st centuries

Speaker: Dr James Verdon, University of Bristol

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Members: Free

Visitors: £5.00

Date and Time

19:30 -


Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN

Lecture Description

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for shale gas has become an issue of significant public debate. In this talk I will chart the history of this often poorly-understood technology, from the original well-shooters of the 19th Century, through to modern-day shale gas developments.

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