Exploring the economic and environmental benefits of a successful Lancashire shale gas industry


The debate about shale gas in Lancashire continues unabated, with strong opinions expressed by both advocates and opponents alike.

IoD Lancashire would like to invite you to an event to be held in Preston city centre on the evening of Thursday 11th February 2016

Attendees at this event will hear about the potential economic benefits of UK shale gas extraction from independent observer and energy policy expert, Dan Lewis, who will outline how this nascent industry could one day provide not only local economic benefits where it takes place, but also at the national level.

Technology permitting, we hope to then host a video call to Pennsylvania in the US, affording delegates a unique chance to hear first-hand from someone that has witnessed the supply chain and other local economic benefits felt throughout the Marcellus Shale basin.

Finally, attendees will have a rare opportunity to hear about the environmental advantages offered by shale gas production in Lancashire and other parts of the UK. Stephen Tindale, former Greenpeace executive director in the UK, will talk about the role shale gas has in tackling climate change, whilst also questioning the morality of relying on natural gas extracted in countries with poor environmental, safety and human rights records.

Our UK speakers will then take part in a panel Q&A.

Doors open for registration at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start. There will be plenty of opportunity for peer-to-peer networking afterwards.

This event is free to attend to IoD members, and priced at just £25.00 per person for non-members. If you would like to attend please RSVP to richard.douglas@iod.com Details of the venue will be provided upon registration. The IoD reserves the right to admission on any grounds, and any decision to refuse admission will be final.