In the next five years, our domestic fracked gas will go to warm British bums in 1.8 million homes under a 20-year contract.
US shale gas to heat British homes within five years
Deal struck by Centrica will see the first major exports of controversial shale gas.
We get the impacts, they get the gas. I’m sure there is some way to spin this as national security.
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We the peasants in Tx are being screwed as ususal by O&G and export of their money making crap.
Texas Widow says
There are no words to express my disgust and outrage at this.
Where are the Drill, Baby, Drill! pep squads? How can anyone other than the O/G executives think this is something good?
Maybe the UK could trade us water for gas.
and you forget that this helps our balance of payments. Natural gas is a fungible item and it chases the highest price. if the Brits allowed for drilling in their shale deposits then they wouldn’t be buying out gas.
Really? I must have TOTALLY forgotten that. /sarcasm
Why would the Brits ruin their water, soil and air and risk earthquakes when they can just get fracked gas from the US. Who cares if we trash our own country. Right? The only thing that matters is money.
Andy Mechling says
Pak I think you are right; once again. The British have long found it necessary to exploit the natural resources of lands they have colonized for the glory of The Queen. If gaining access to these resources involves the use of slaves, torture, or some other social injustice; why would Parliment care? When have they ever? Why would they choose to frack their own lands against the will of the populace? Natural gas is a fungible commodity; after all. Like turpentine; right? Like cotton?
This is going in the best comment Hall of Fame.
Andy, how right you are about the Britts. Just study the Brittish Empire.
In Europe and the USA, the residential and commercial sectors are using 14.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas per year, mainly for heating…..
With passive houses (a passive house uses little energy for space heating or cooling), with biomass boilers and with solar water heaters, we can expect to save a lot of natural gas forever.
In 2012, there were arround 64,000 passive houses in Europe versus 27,000 in 2010.
In 2010, there were only 13 passive houses in the U.S.
Current situation of Passive House in Europe
Can We Build in a Brighter Shade of Green?
I have big south windows. When it’s a sunny day the passive solar coming through those windows can heat up most of my house.
Interesting articles. Thanks.