Total buys into UK fracking schemes

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File photo dated 13/01/14 of a Total Oil Refinery as the French energy giant has confirmed it is to invest in the controversial process of fracking for shale gas in the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 13, 2014. The company has taken a 40% share in two gas exploration licences for drilling in the Gainsborough Trough, in an area between Doncaster and Lincoln. Total, which is already involved in shale gas projects in the US, China, Australia, Argentina, Poland and Denmark, described the move as an important milestone for the company in the UK. See PA story POLITICS Fracking. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
File photo dated 13/01/14 of a Total Oil Refinery as the French energy giant has confirmed it is to invest in the controversial process of fracking for shale gas in the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 13, 2014. The company has taken a 40% share in two gas exploration licences for drilling in the Gainsborough Trough, in an area between Doncaster and Lincoln. Total, which is already involved in shale gas projects in the US, China, Australia, Argentina, Poland and Denmark, described the move as an important milestone for the company in the UK. See PA story POLITICS Fracking. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

French energy giant Total has confirmed it is to invest in the controversial process of fracking for shale gas in the UK.

The company has taken a 40% share in two gas exploration licences for drilling in the Gainsborough Trough, in an area between Doncaster and Lincoln.