Fracking Research

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Dear Durham University,

I would like to formally request the following information regarding Hydraulic fracturing (also hydrofracturing, hydrofracking, fracking, or fraccing); a well-stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a hydraulically pressurized liquid:

1) The total value of successful research grants received by the university in the area
of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, broken down by each year?

2) The value of each individual research grant received in the area of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

3) The value of any donations or partnerships received for research in the area of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Taylor

ACCESS I., Durham University

Name: Andrew Taylor

Email: [1][FOI #252166 email]

 

Dear Mr Taylor,

 

Freedom of Information Request

 

I acknowledge receipt of your email dated 5 February 2015 requesting
information from Durham University.

 

Please be advised that the University will respond as soon as possible and
in any event by 5 March 2015.  

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Durham Burt

Deputy Information and Data Protection Manager

Governance and Executive Support

Durham University

 

 

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ACCESS I., Durham University

Dear Mr Taylor,

 

Thank you for your request for information from Durham University. Please
see our response below.

 

I would like to formally request the following information regarding
Hydraulic fracturing (also hydrofracturing, hydrofracking, fracking, or
fraccing); a well-stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a
hydraulically pressurized liquid:

 

1.    The total value of successful research grants received by the
university in the area of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and
2nd Dec 2014, broken down by each year?

2.    The value of each individual research grant received in the area of
Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014, as well as.
the year they were received and who funded the grant?

3.    The value of any donations or partnerships received for research in
the area of Hydraulic fracturing, between Jan 1st 2001 and 2nd Dec 2014,
as well as. the year they were received and who funded the grant?

 

Year Funder Value Note
2013 Shell £250,000.00 Funding ReFINE consortium at £125,000 per annum
for a 2 year period.
2013 Chevron £250,000.00 Funding ReFINE consortium at £125,000 per annum
for a 2 year period.
2013 Total £151,411.29 Funding ReFINE consortium at £125,000 per annum
for a 2 year period (smaller amount due to an
early withdrawal).
2013 NERC £40,000.00 Funding ReFINE consortium
2014 NERC £228,000.00 Funding for equipment to conduct fracking related
emissions studies (as part of ReFINE project).

 

I hope this information is useful.

 

Yours sincerely,

Durham Burt
Deputy Information and Data Protection Manager

Governance and Executive Support

Durham University

 

 

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