The Institute of Directors: ‘Shale gas could create 35,000 UK jobs’
Exploiting the UK’s shale gas reserves could create 35,000 jobs and help to meet carbon emissions targets, according to a new report from the Institute of Directors.
Britain was estimated to have onshore shale gas reserves of 5.3 trillion cubic feet in 2010, but the British Geological Survey is expected to revise that number higher, the IoD said.
The new report assumes the UK will only be half as successful as the US at shale gas production, but even on that basis, the IoD said the country could meet 10pc of its gas demand for the next 103 years from shale, as well as creating 35,000 new jobs.
A survey of the business group’s members also showed support for shale gas development. Some 58pc said using shale reserves would have a positive impact on British business, while only 7pc thought it would have a negative effect. The IoD surveyed 1,095 members.
Avec des réserves de 5,3 billions de pieds cubes de gaz de schiste, les Britanniques prévoient créer 35 000 jobs. Au Québec, on estime les réserves de gaz de schiste entre 18 et 40 billions de pieds cubes. Imaginez le nombre d’emplois qu’on pourrait créer…
Mais au Québec, Martine Ouellet et Daniel Breton, les ministres de la régression économique et de l’éco-catastrophisme, ont dit « niet, niet, niet » au gaz de schiste. Au Québec, on est pauvre et on aime ça.