History of oil and gas production from US shale, and UK hopes of copying it, in pictures and charts


With fracking restarting in the UK after a 7 year abeyance, it is time to update my August 2018 presentation suggesting that this is a very bad idea.

To understand why this latest fiasco in British energy policy and wider society has come about, it is necessary to go right back to the beginning, around 2006, when fracking began in earnest in American shale ….and a multi-hundred-billion-dollar doomed-to-burst debt bubble began to build.

I hope this blog/slideshow will be useful. As ever, please use / adapt any way you want. The original powerpoints of this and future compilations will be available free, as many have requested, here.

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