BP rules out UK shale gas drilling – for now

Guardian: BP has ruled itself out of drilling for shale gas in the UK, at least for now – indicating it fears its damaged safety record from the Gulf of Mexico spill would make it a target for protesters. Bob Dudley, chief executive of the oil group, claimed BP invented the technique of fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, in the 1940s. Despite being involved in shale fracking in North America and elsewhere, Dudley said BP would not get involved in Britain. "We think we would attract the wrong kind of......

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