Traffic & Infrastructure

Fracking operations require large numbers of vehicles, particularly in the first months of operation during well pad construction and drilling. Throughout a well's lifetime, vehicles may be needed for transport of fracking fluids, construction materials, and potentially the extracted gas itself. There is concern over what impact these vehicles may have on local infrastructure, air quality and road safety, particularly given the likely rural location of fracking operations. ReFINE research will use modelling to attempt to predict and quantify what impacts traffic may have under different scenarios.

Research Papers

Investigating the Traffic Related Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Operations

Research paper by Paul Goodman, Fabio Galatioto, Neil Thorpe, Anil Namdeo, Richard Davies, Roger Bird.

Published in Environment International, 2016.

An assessment of the footprint and carrying capacity of oil and gas well sites. The implications for limiting hydrocarbon reserves

Research paper by Sarah Clancy, Fred Worrall, Richard Davies and Jon Gluyas.

Published in Sceince of the Total Environment, 2017.


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