Energy Firm Says UK's Shale Gas Resources Could Be Huge

June 3, 2013

IGas , one of the energy firms hoping to exploit the UK's resources of shale gas, says it may be sitting on significantly more gas than previously thought, the BBC has reported.

THe UK company says there may be up to 170 trillion cubic feet of gas in the areas it is licensed to explore in northern England.

IGas is one of the companies granted a licence by UK authorities to explore parts of the country believed to contain large resources of shale gas.

The company's licences cover an area of 300 sq miles across Cheshire.

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