This post collates links to studies, briefings and reports from the past six months on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. It includes briefings on the industry and regulation, along with work on emissions, public attitudes to fracking, economic impacts, seismic effects and contamination risks.
The shale gas firm, Cuadrilla has confirmed that drilling began today at its site at near Blackpool.
As Cuadrilla prepares to drill the UK’s first horizontal shale gas wells, research from a Scottish university suggests the country’s geology won’t support fracking.
IGas has defended its well at Ellesmere Port against allegations that it was more than 1,000m deeper than had been approved in the planning permission.
A judge at the High Court has dismissed a case that the government acted unlawfully when it extended a licence to explore for gas in Cheshire.
Council officials are investigating how a gas well in Cheshire was drilled to a depth more than double that referred to in the planning consent.
In this week’s listings: Exhibitions in support and against INEOS shale gas plans in the East Midlands; Women’s protest about policing and gathering for environmental Groups at Preston New Road shale gas site Are We Going to be Fracked? presentations in Woodsetts, Rotherham, plus Woodsetts parish council meeting; Demonstration outside […]