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Sunday, 12 January 2014 - 11:31
French oil giant Total to invest in UK shale gas
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French oil and gas company Total is to invest in the UK's shale gas industry.

Total will be the first of the so-called "oil majors" to invest in shale gas in the UK.

The British Geological Survey estimates there may be 1,300 trillion cubic feet of shale gas present in the north of England.

But the process to extract shale gas - called "fracking" - has proved controversial.
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