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More than 6,000 fracking wells needed in UK to halve gas imports, study says

The UK would have to build 6,100 wells to replace just 50 per cent of gas imports between 2021 and 2035, a new study has found, casting doubt on Conservative calls a US-style fracking “revolution” in the UK at the last general election.

The party claimed it would push down gas prices for consumers and make Britain less reliant on imports from countries including Russia.

But a new study by Cardiff Business School has found that one well would have to be drilled and fracked every day for 15 years for half of gas imports to be replaced

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