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UK to stop fracking over earthquake fears

Posted On: Nov. 4, 2019 5:09 AM CST

Andrea Leadsom, U.K.'s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, said that fracking will be halted in England due to the risks of triggering earthquakes when tapping for shale gas reserves, ETEnergyworld reports citing the Press Trust of India. A report by the Oil and Gas Authority found that it was not currently possible to accurately predict hydraulic fracturing's potential for triggering earthquakes.

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