FAQs

What does ReFINE do?

ReFINE is a consortium that brings together academics from many different institutions to conduct research on the environmental impacts of shale gas development. ReFINE uses its funding to finance research projects that result in peer-reviewed academic literature that is freely accessible to the public.         ‌           ‌‌‌           

ReFINE has provided funding to over 20 research projects examining the potential environmental risks of fracking such as induced seismicity, the possibility of water contamination and the risk of well integrity failure. There are also several social science projects investigating legislation, legal issues, and public attitudes towards fracking.