Fracking explained: How shale gas is extracted

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Liz Truss has revealed that she will reverse the ban on fracking, in a controversial move to stimulate more domestic gas supplies. The process, which is more properly known as hydraulic fracturing, involves liquid being pumped deep underground at high pressure to fracture shale rock and release gas or oil trapped within it. This video explains what happens during fracking. The new prime minister set out plans to help people in the UK with soaring energy bills, cofirming that she will allow developers to seek planning permission "where there is local support". For more news visit Independent TV: https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIndependentOnline Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Independent Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.independent Subscribe to Independent Premium for exclusive content and live events: https://bit.ly/2MiOONB

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