ReFINE is the leading international research consortium on fracking. Based in the UK and led jointly by Newcastle and Durham Universities, ReFINE works closely with a global network of leading scientists and institutions to research the potential environmental and social impacts of shale gas exploitation.


Delivering much needed high quality research across multiple disciplines.



Filling the knowledge gap with independent, unbiased research.

Global Impact


Internationally recognised scientists delivering research that is influencing policy decisions.