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Bowland shale output to curb UK gas imports by 14%

Production from the Bowland basin could see UK imports decline by almost 15%, according to a new report

Shale gas production from the UK's Bowland basin could cut the country's imports by 14% over the next seven years, according to a new report. The report from Deloitte, Potential Bowland Basin shale gas development: Economic and fiscal impacts, says shale-gas production from the Bowland basin, in northern England, could significantly reduce the country's gas imports and gain valuable tax revenue for the government. Falling UK Continental Shelf production and expectations of lower imports from Norway will increase the UK's reliance on imported gas, Deloitte said. By 2020 around 69% of the UK's gas will be imported, Deloitte said, equivalent to 21.2 billion therms. This is around 60bn cubic m

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