Barclays intends to fund UK fracking.

Telegraph: “Barclays Bank is backing the search for shale gas in Yorkshire and could fund fracking in the area as early as next year, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.” “Third Energy, which is 97pc-owned by Barclays Natural Resource Investments, a private equity arm of the bank, took shale rock samples while drilling in Kirby Misperton, Ryedale, this summer and is now analysing their potential.
The company has drilling rights across a 154 square mile area around the Vale of Pickering, which sits above part of the Bowland shale formation. The British Geological Survey estimates that 1,300 trillion cubic feet of shale gas lies within the Bowland, which stretches from Cheshire to Yorkshire. If 10pc could be extracted it could meet UK needs for 40 years.”