Report: Fracking 'could supply billion barrels of oil'
22 May 2014 Last updated at 23:21 BST
The UK government has proposed new rules regarding rights to access land in a bid to speed up the introduction of fracking.
It proposes that shale oil and gas companies are granted access to land below 300m from the surface.
It also suggests firms pay £20,000 per well to people living above the land.
David Shukman reports.