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Wales calls for help with shale gas development

A report has highlighted significant potential in the region

Wales has called on the UK government and private energy firms to help it develop a shale gas industry. A new report from the Welsh affairs committee (WAC) - a UK House of Commons group - said that Wales could have significant potential for developing shale gas. However more data were needed on reserves and the environmental impact of development, it said.     The report, published on 16 June, called for both the Welsh and UK governments to work with energy firms to assess the country's potential shale gas reserves and to encourage development without causing environmental damage. "Shale gas offers a wealth of potential benefits for Wales, in terms of energy supply, economic benefits and em

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