Shale gas could frack up our manufacturing

A blog explaining the negative economical impact ‘fracking’, will possibly have on the UK’s economy.

Inside track

frackingThis post first appeared on the New Statesman blog.

Among the many extravagant claims made by supporters of fracking, perhaps the most absurd is that it will lead to a renaissance in British manufacturing. George Osborne picked up this theme last week when he argued that cheap energy was leading manufacturers to return to the US and he wanted to see this happen in Britain.

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