Budget 2013: Osborne rolls out support for fossil fuels
The fledgling shale gas industry in the UK was one of the "winners" in George Osborne's fourth budget, with the chancellor announcing that he will introduce a "generous" new tax regime to support the exploration of unconventional sources of gas“Shale gas is part of the future. And we will make it happen,” declared the chancellor. He promised that new planning guidance on shale gas would be available by the summer, and that an effective plan
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