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Lord Browne promises to invest 'whatever it takes' in UK fracking


Chairman of UK's only shale gas driller Cuadrilla says billions of pounds could be sunk into 'dash for gas' in defiance of critics

Lord Browne, the former chief of BP and now the most senior business adviser to the coalition government, has vowed to defy environmentalists to invest "whatever it takes" – potentially running to billions of pounds – in the controversial UK "dash for gas".

In a rare interview Browne, chairman of Cuadrilla Resources, the UK's only shale gas driller, and managing partner at Riverstone Holdings, the venture capital firm that backs it, told the Guardian that despite so far ...