Associate Members

Alongside its Parliamentary Members, the APPG brings together Associate Members drawn from the energy industry, energy-intensive users, environmental organisations, consumer groups and universities and academic institutions. These Associate Members contribute valuable opinions and expertise to the APPG.

Being an Associate Member of the APPG does not necessarily signify support for or opposition to developing unconventional oil or gas, but rather a desire to see an evidence-based debate. The Associate Members are drawn from across the spectrum of views.

As an All-Party Parliamentary Group, the APPG does not grant voting rights to Associate Members. Membership is at the discretion of the Officers of the APPG.  For further details on how to apply for membership please email However, the majority of events hosted by the APPG are open to the public, so please come along and make your voice heard. Sign up for our e-bulletin to keep informed. Further details will follow.

Key activities of the APPG include:

Hosting seminars, lectures and events covering topical issues relating to unconventional oil and gas

Holding evidence sessions and publishing reports

Acting as a central point of reference on unconventional oil and gas through our website and e-bulletin

Commenting on relevant issues in the media and public forums

The Associate Members of the Group are as follows:

Alan Webster

Alberta Energy Regulator

Anglian Water

Berwin Leighton Paisner

Blackpool and The Fylde College

Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Eco Dev Co

Calor Gas

CCS Association



Consumer Focus


Councillor for Larkswood Ward


Dimitri Zenghelis

Dr Alan Herbert

Dr Mathew Humphrey

Dr Rob Ward

Durham University


Energy and Utilities Alliance

Energy Industries Council

Energy UK

Essar Energy

Fairfax Advisory

Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association (FFBRA)

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE

Ground-Gas Solutions



Igas Energy


Ineos UK

Institute & Faculty of Actuaries

International Shale Gas & Oil Journal


John Whitton

Latham & Watkins LLP

Local Government Association

Macquarie Capital

Mr Peter van der Borgh (FGS)

National Energy Action

National Physical Laboratory

Newcastle University

No FiBS (No Fracking in Balcombe Society)

Oil and Gas UK

Onshore Energy Services Group

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

Peel Environmental

Peter Atherton

Peter Brett Associates


Petroleum Safety Services Limited

Preston New Road Community Group

Professor Geoffrey Hammond

Professor Iain Stewart

Professor Kevin Taylor

Professor Michael Bradshaw

Professor Mike Bowman

Professor Richard Davies

Professor Richard Selley

Professor Sarah O'Hara

Professor Stuart Haszeldine OBE


RPS Energy


Shale Gas World UK


SLR Consulting

Sobieski Institute

Tata Steel

Tees Valley LEP

Terra Firma

The Kosciuszko Institute



UCG Engineering Ltd

UK Energy Research Centre

UK Onshore Operators Group

Underground Coal Gasification Association


Water UK


World Energy Council