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Fracking 'must benefit local communities' - Osborne

27 June 2013 Last updated at 09:03 BST

UK shale gas resources may be far greater than previously thought, a report for the government says.

Ministers are set to announce financial benefits for communities where fracking - the controversial extraction technique - takes place.

Chancellor George Osborne said that local communities should get, for example, "at least £100,000 for every fracking well that is created".

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