U.K. Tries to Kick-Start Shale Gas With Planning Speedup

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A workman is seen cleaning around the main drilling area at Cuadrilla's Grange Hill exploration site in Singleton, on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.

Photographer: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

The U.K. said it will fast-track planning applications for shale gas in a bid to tap fuel resources that could supply the country for a half-century.

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