About ReFINE

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.

Key Facts

  • Our research was the basis for UK legislation‌Researching Fracking
  • We work with academics across the world 
  • The questions we tackle are informed by the public
  • We are fiercely independent with strict ethics
  • We are neither for nor against fracking