Shale Gas Research


ReFINE is the leading independent research consortium on fracking, led jointly by Newcastle University and Durham University. With support from academics across Europe and North America, the consortium focuses on researching the potential risks of shale gas and oil exploitation using fracking methods.  

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Quarterly Newsletter

June 2015

- European funding success.
- International collaboration.
- A look at ReFINE's Social Science research.

Newsletter June 2015

Latest Publication
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On 24th June 2014 ReFINE published a study into the radioactivity of fracking flowback water in the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research. The paper, entitled "The Flux of Radionuclides in Flowback Fluid from Shale Gas Exploitation" is available for free download.

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Latest News
ReFINE Quarterly Newsletter
04 June 2015

The ReFINE Quarterly Newsletter is now available for download, with information on European funding success, international collaboration and a look at ReFINE's Social Science research.


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