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Laura Varley

Laura enjoys writing about a wide range of subjects. She also enjoys video games, tech and film.

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What does the forthcoming round of shale gas licensing mean for the industry? (News)

17-01-2014

The UK government recently announced that the 14th round of licensing for shale gas production will become available in 2014, after a report from the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) concluded that the energy source does not present a threat to the environment. Some firms have already begun exploratory drilling to determine how much gas is in the UK. However, if a lot of shale gas is found, the UK could soon see a production boom,...

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Women in science and tech share their stories on Ada Lovelace Day (News)

15-10-2013

Women all over the world who work in the technology industry have been sharing their stories on Ada Lovelace Day to highlight the importance of women in male dominated industries. Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician who wrote the world's first computer program in 1842 - before computers even existed. For the past five years on the 15th of October, women in tech have been celebrating her achievement by sharing their female inspirations. One of these women...

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Oil funds planned for Scottish independence (News)

03-10-2013

Economic advisers have said that a Scottish oil fund needs to be established in case of independence. According to bbc.co.uk, the Fiscal Commission Working Group has announced that Scotland needs a short-term stabilisation fund and a long-term savings fund. The short-term fund would seek to manage fluctuations in oil and gas revenue and also supply a stable revenue for future governments, reports dailyrecord.co.uk. Long-term savings would be invested into financial assets, to provide a more permanent...

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Increased oil and gas activity raises fears of skills shortage (News)

03-09-2013

A new report has shown that 120,000 skilled workers will be needed over the next ten years in order to keep up with the rise in activity in the oil and gas industry. According to scotsman.com, a report by OilCareers.com and Air Energi has found that surge in investment in the industry is putting pressure on the sector to hire more workers with the right skills. Although the predicted jobs boom nay be good for those...

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Britain could miss out on cheaper bills if fracking is banned, says Prime Minister (News)

09-08-2013

David Cameron promised today that shale gas extraction, also known as fracking, will be properly regulated and completely safe, saying a ban on fracking would be a "big mistake". According to theguardian.com, Mr Cameron spoke to staff at Crown Paint in Lancashire and told them that fracking should be encouraged not banned, due to the fact it would save British people a lot of money when it comes to energy bills. Shale gas farming has been...

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UK tax breaks for shale gas industry are the most generous in the world (News)

22-07-2013

The UK government has announced plans for shale gas industry tax breaks and says they will be the most generous in the world. According to uk.reuters.com, the UK treasury announced that tax payable on income from shale gas production would go from 62 per cent, down to just 30 per cent. The government hopes that this reduction in tax will spark a bigger investment in the industry, meaning that Britain will rely on the local shale gas...

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