Greenpeace survey shows support for fracking

A new survey, conducted by ComRes on behalf of Greenpeace UK, reveals that the British people support shale gas extraction using fracking.


• 42% of people are in favour of shale gas

• Only 35% are opposed, with 23% undecided

The survey, which is being widely touted by Greenpeace as part of a discussion about potential voting intentions ahead of May’s general election, reveals that 42% of respondents want to see shale gas extraction go ahead in Britain.

Only 35% said they were opposed, with 23% still undecided.

The results are a significant boost for the onshore oil and gas industry, that believes support increases the more people learn about the importance of natural gas and how it can be safely extracted against a backdrop of robust regulation.

Last Friday, a show of hands amongst 130 business leaders at the Insider North West ‘Business of Lancashire‘ conference indicated widespread support amongst Lancashire’s business community, with over 90% of delegates in favour.  OESG chief executive, Lee Petts, was a speaker at the event.

You can find the Greenpeace UK survey here.