Shale gas drilling across Britain could create just a third of the jobs David Cameron hoped for, the government has been warned.
The Prime Minister has insisted the country could benefit from 74,000 new jobs and could not afford to miss out on ‘fracking’.
But a study produced for the energy department suggests that just 24,000 full-time roles could emerge even when the industry is at its ‘peak.
Fracking involves injecting a mixture of water, sand and chemicals into the ground at high pressure to crack shale rock holding oil and gas reserves deep underground.
Fracking in Britain could create just a THIRD of the jobs Cameron predicted, according to energy experts advising ministers