Durham research into fracking
(17 May 2012)
Research by Professor Richard Davies, Director of Durham Energy Institute, and Simon Mathias and Leo Newport, Department of Earth Sciences, has been the focus of positive media coverage over the last week. The news story, Fracking requires a minimum distance of at least 0.6 kilometres from sensitive rock strata, is featured on our web pages http://www.dur.ac.uk/dei/news/.
Coverage has led to significant interest from the energy sector. This interest, coupled with Paul Ging’s networking with the New Statesman, has led to an invitation to Richard to attend the Perspective on energy dinner at The House of Commons; the list of attendees includes David Willetts, Minister of State for universities and science, and Bruce Levell, Chief Scientist, Geology, Shell.