Shale gas environmental monitoring

BGS is monitoring environmental baseline conditions in relation to potential shale gas development in the UK.

Monitoring of methane in groundwaterMonitoring in the Vale of Pickering

BGS lead consortium to conduct environmental baseline monitoring for a potential shale gas site in the Vale of Pickering, North Yorkshire.

Monitoring of methane in groundwaterMonitoring in Lancashire

The need for an effective baseline and independent monitoring.

InSAR resultsWhy is it useful?

Inform, help and support communities and regulators.

SeismometersStakeholder engagement

An important part of the environmental baseline monitoring project is communicating with the local communities and other stakeholders who are supporting us in the areas we are investigating.

Data portal mapData portal

View real–time data for Lancashire and the Vale of Pickering.


Contact BGS enquiries for further information.