Fracking could take place across more than half of Britain under plans announced by the Government to “step up the search” for shale gas and oil. Ministers said they would offer energy companies the chance for rights to drill across more than 37,000 square miles, stretching from central Scotland to the south coast. Read more >>
Fracking is a method of mining in which cracks are created in a type of rock called shale in order to obtain gas, oil, or other substances that are inside it. • Fracking was the likely cause of some small earth tremors that happened during shale gas drilling.