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Britain is well placed for offshore development, with its North Sea oil and gas sector long established.
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He told the British parliament House of Commons shale gas energy and climate change committee that Britain could become energy self sufficient if it went offshore with its unconventional oil and gas industry.
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figures appear to suggest the shale resources are so large that the question is not how much is out there, but how much can be retrieved how much can be economically accessed in an environmentally acceptable way, he added.
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Energy services company Schlumberger said in a research report that there are large shale gas and oil reserves in the North Sea along the German, Dutch and Danish coasts as well as in the Baltic Basin.
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Much of the uk canada goose outlet development in Europe may focus offshore after onshore exploration hit setbacks when France and Bulgaria banned exploration over concerns about ground water pollution. Poland, previously thought to be a European leader, recently slashed its reserves estimates by 90 percent.
An offshore future would avoid many of the legal and regulatory challenges that the industry faces in Europe.
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cheap Canada Goose Legal procedures, bureaucracy and haggling over resource valuations can uk canada goose delay exploration and production indefinitely. In France, political opposition to fracking has brought a stop to development of buy canada goose jacket the Paris shale basin.
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