News | August 28, 2014

The National Physical Laboratory Provides Insight Into Fugitive Emissions Measurements From Shale Gas Exploitation


Marieke Beckmann, research lead, Centre for Carbon Measurement, National Physical Laboratory provides insight into the Fugitive emissions measurements from shale gas exploitation at SMi’s 5th annual Shale Gas Environmental Summit Conference, 27-28 October 2014, London, UK.

London, Southwark (PRWEB UK) - Public opinion has been divided very starkly indeed by the government’s invitation to energy companies to apply for licenses to develop shale gas across a broad swathe of the United Kingdom. On the one hand, many environmental and conservation groups are bitterly opposed to shale development. Ranged against them are those within and beyond the energy industry who believe that the exploitation of shale gas can prove not only vital but hugely positive for the British economy.

(Source: The Telegraph, Shale gas: 'The dotcom bubble of our times', 2014)

The National Physical Laboratory will be speaking at this year's Shale Gas Environmental Summit to provide an exclusive session on Fugitive emissions measurements from shale gas exploitation. Highlights from the presentation will include: 

  • The shale gas footprint
  • Detection and mitigation of fugitive emissions
  • UK shale gas going forward

This year's event will provide the ideal platform for various industry representatives including operators, environmentalists, campaigners, NGOs, academics and researchers to come together and discuss the environmental aspects of shale gas extraction and production to discuss and debate the current developments of shale gas. Other speakers will include the Environment Agency, RSPB, British Geological Survey, Plexus Energy, Water UK, Bath and North East Somerset Council, No Hot Air, MWH Global plus many more. For more information please visit:

Key Discussions 

  • How do we monitor and enforce the regulations?
  • Does the UK need more rigid laws for fracking?
  • What are the resulting impacts on climate change and wildlife?
  • What are the impacts on water?

For those who are interested in attending, there is currently a £300 reduced rate through online registrations, using the following code: SMI3A7A.

For more information please visit:

5th annual Shale Gas Environmental Summit 
27-38 October, 2014 
Holiday Inn Regents Park Hotel, London, UK

About SMi Group:

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