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GMB Comments On Arrival Of First Shale Gas In Grangemouth

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

GMB Comments On Arrival Of First Shale Gas In Grangemouth

Calling for imported fracked gas to be stopped is campaigning for mass unemployment in central Scotland says GMB Scotland.

GMB Scotland has commented on the arrival today of the first shipment of US shale gas in Scotland. Refinery owner Ineos said that the gas would replace dwindling North Sea supplies and secure the future of the plant’s workforce.

Shadow Energy Secretary Barry Gardiner announced at the Labour conference in Liverpool that the next Labour Government would ban fracking in the UK.

Gary Smith, GMB Scotland Secretary, said:

“Hundreds of millions have been invested in Grangemouth. Tens of thousands of jobs depend on the site - calling for imported fracked gas to be stopped is campaigning for mass unemployment in central Scotland.

Instead of indulging in King Canute stuff, the Greens should be entering in a real world debate about where we get our gas from”

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Contact: GMB press office on 07958 156846 or press.office@gmb.org.uk

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