Scottish Governement Consultation on Unconventional Oil and Gas

Closed 31 May 2017

Opened 31 Jan 2017


On 31 January, Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, announced the launch of the public consultation on unconvential oil and gas in Scotland. The consultation expores the evidence on the potential impacts of shale oil and gas, and coal bed methane, and the technologies involved in extraction, including hydraulic fracturing.

You can take part in this consultation by following the link below.

The Scottish Government has also launched a temporary 'unconventional oil and gas' website, aimed at providing a user-friendly route to accessing all the materials and evidence that support this consultation -     


  • All Areas


  • Local Residents
  • Third Sector
  • Stakeholder Organisations
  • Communities


  • Energy