Shale Gas: An Operators Perspective is the title of a seminar organised by the trade body UKOOG (UK Onshore Operators Group), in conjunction with RICS the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. The presentation on Shale Gas will be given by UKOOG’s Chief Executive Ken Cronin. The seminar will take place at UCLAN, Preston on 11 November 2014.
The event hasn’t been very well publicised. In fact, one of our colleagues has posted on Facebook, “This UKOOG meeting, presented by Ken Cronin, has just come to my attention but UCLAN say it’s not been booked by them and that the venue must have been booked by a third-party. A Google search reveals no trace of this meeting… What is going on? have they decided not to bother…or is it top secret? My Google search did bring up Ken Cronin’s power-point presentation from June 2014. Page 3 is very interesting.. lies I haven’t actually come across before – about ‘fracking’ being carried out at Beckingham Marshes for 50 years! His source quoted being the Daily Mail!” The newspaper says, “50-year-old fracking site that makes a mockery of the Balcombe zealots: It’s next to a nature reserve – and has fracked enough gas and oil to power 21,000 homes every day… with no complaints from locals.’ Mmmm – this statement makes rather a mockery of the DECC’s letter to RAFF confirming the HVHF has been carried out once in the UK and that was at Preese Hall in the Fylde.
Ken Cronin’s recent presentation UK Operators Perspective‘ can be downloaded here. This presentation is dated June 2014, so it’s likely he will be using the same one in Preston. We need to ensure that there are enough of us in the audience to highlight the inaccuracies, exaggerations and downright lies that will be peddled to the audience.
The event is open to anyone and costs £4.17 for admission. Tickets are available from RICS.