Expert Scientific Panel on Unconventional Oil and Gas report

A report published on behalf of the Expert Scientific Panel on Unconventional Oil and Gas, which reviews the available scientific evidence.

List of Acronyms

BAT/ BREF Best Available Techniques/ BAT Reference Document
BGS British Geological Survey
CAR Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011
CBM Coal Bed Methane
CCS Carbon Capture and Storage
CO 2 Carbon dioxide
dB Decibel
DECC UK Government Department of Energy and Climate Change
EC/ EU European Commission/European Union
EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
ERA Environmental Risk Assessment
GHG Greenhouse Gas
GNA Good Neighbour Agreements
HSE Health and Safety Executive
IBA Impact Benefits Agreements
IPPC European Union Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive
kWh Kilowatt Hour
m 3 Cubic metre
MCFD Million Cubic Feet per Day
MEW The Management of Extractive Waste (Scotland) 2010 Regulations
M L Richter Magnitude (or Local Magnitude) - measure of earthquake magnitude
NGO Non-Governmental Organisation
NORM Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material
PAH Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
PEDL Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence
PM2.5 Particulate Matter up to 2.5 micrometres in diameter
PPC Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2012
PPM Parts per million
RSA Radioactive Substances Act 1993
SEPA Scottish Environment Protection Agency
TCF Trillion cubic feet (1tcf = 0.028 trillion m 3)
TOC Total Organic Carbon
UKOOG UK Onshore Operators Group
VOC Volatile Organic Compounds


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