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Create Jobs in Ryedale

Graham Marshall - Friday, December 05, 2014

It is so sad to see the anti-development brigade targeting the Third Energy proposal to develop an unconventional gas well outside Kirby Misperton in Ryedale.

I'd love to see lots of high-paying resource industry jobs created for young people in Ryedale; so our kids can have a brighter future.  After all, the low-paying and seasonal jobs to be found at Flamingo Land, while important to the local economy, are not really going to offer youngsters much of a reason to stay in Ryedale.

Rural depopulation in North Yorkshire has been an ongoing problem for the whole of my life; it even resulted in my young family having to migrate to Australia for better prospects.

North Yorkshire and Ryedale have lost too many people due to lack of local opportunity.

The energy industry offers the chance to reverse this decline, and provide interesting, high-paying careers for local people at the same time.

And the so-called environmental "risk" of hydraulic fracturing - "frac" - is so over-blown by the anti-frac brigade.

It is, quite frankly, utter nonsense!

Yorkshire people have been exploiting our mineral and natural resources wealth from the Moors, North Sea, and Vale of Pickering for thousands of years.

Iron-ore mining in Rosedale, Alum mining and processing at Ravenscar, Jet Mines in Westerdale and elsewhere, and coal pits on the Moors above Farndale: those remnants  all attest to the ways in which our ancestors exploited this land for their benefit.

The Hydraulic Fracturing of shale gas thousands of feet below the surface is just another way in which we can continue to create wealth for the people living in this area.

The only difference is that unconventional gas wells require a lot less surface disruption than iron, alum, jet or coal mines, and are far less polluting than most other local industries.

So let's get fracking!

Here is a brochure from Third Energy which answers many of the questions local people may have about the Hydraulic Fracturing process. 

Disclosure: I do not work for, or own shares in Third Energy. I am a native of the North York Moors, hailing from Castleton.  I have worked as a Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) professional in the international energy industry for 20+ years; and in "unconventional" drilling and completions ("frac") for the last 10-years. I am proud to be working in an industry that is meeting the resource needs of society and providing thousands of high-paying and interesting jobs to people.  I believe, through personal experience, that all EHS and other risks associated with unconventional energy are easily managed using existing technology; and that better solutions will continue to be developed to reduce risk even further in the future. In summary, the benefits to society from exploitation of unconventional sources of energy far outweigh the very insignificant risk posed by use of the technology.


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