To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether he has had any discussions with his counterpart in the United States Department of Energy as to any change in the estimated levels of recoverable shale gas reserves which has occurred in the US since fracking began; what effect, if any, this might have on potential fracking in the UK; and how the emerging lessons of shale gas extraction in the US and elsewhere are applied in calculating and updating estimates of recoverable reserves in the UK.
16 June 2014
Ministers in the Department meet their ministerial counterparts from the Department of Energy in the United States of America on a number of occasions and have wide-ranging discussions.
All meetings between external organisations and Ministers in the Department of Energy and Climate Change are published on a quarterly basis on the Department's website and are available for download at this link:
As has been the case with successive Administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings.