The Economic Impact on UK Energy Policy of Shale Gas and Oil - Economic Affairs Committee Contents


ASA    Advertising Standards Authority

Bcf    Billion cubic feet

Bcm    Billion cubic metres

BGS    British Geological Survey

Boepd    Barrels of oil equivalent per day

BSOR    Borehole Site and Operations Regulations 1995.

BTU    British thermal unit

CCS    Carbon capture & storage

DCR  Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction, etc) Regulations 1996

EA    Environment Agency

EIA    US Energy Information Administration

EIA    Environmental Impact Assessment

ERA    Environmental risk assessment

EMR    Electricity Market Reform

EPA    US Environmental Protection Agency

ETS    EU Emissions Trading System

GIP    Gas in place

IEA    International Energy Agency

LNG    Liquefied Natural Gas

HSE    Health & Safety Executive

MMBtu  One million British Thermal Units

MPA    Minerals Planning Authority

Mtoe    Million tons of oil equivalent

MTPA  Million metric tonnes per annum

NGLs    Natural gas liquids

NORMs  Naturally occurring radioactive materials

NTS    National gas transmission system

OUGO  Office of Unconventional Gas and Oil

PEDL    Petroleum exploration and development licence

RES    Renewable Energy Strategy

Tcf    Trillion cubic feet

Tcm    Trillion cubic metres

Therm  A unit of heat equivalent to 100,000 British thermal units

USGS    United States Geological Survey

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