Drilling diary – Feb/March 2015

Key events on fracking and onshore oil and gas in February and March

  • Three conferences
  • Public meetings and debates
  • Divestment talks
  • Second reading of fracking private members bill
  • Planning meeting on Dart’s Dudleston application
  • End of consultation for Rathlin Energy application for West Newton B plans
  • Film screeings
  • Climate March

Friday 13th February 2015

Is Fracking Safe? Talk by Ian Crane, Village Hall, Station Road, Keyingham HU12 9SZ Details

Urban fracking debate, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Speakers include Nick Grealy, of London Local Energy, and journalist Anna Minton. Details

Global divestment day. Events across the world to encourage disinvestment in fossil fuels. Details

Fossil Free Rocks, anti-fracking solidarity and fundraising concert, Suddaby’s Crown Hotel, Wheelgate, Malton, YO17 7HP, 7pm, £5 on the door. Details

Saturday 14th February 2015

Global divestment day. Events across the world to encourage disinvestment in fossil fuels. Details

Fossil Free Rocks, public talks on disinvestment, alternative energy, transition to renewables, Ryedale Indoor Bowls club, Bowling Lane, Scarborough Road, Norton Malton, YO17 8EG Details

Tuesday 17th February 2015

Shropshire North Planning Committee meeting, Shrewsbury/Oswestry Room, Shirehall, abbey Foregate Shrewsbury SY2 6ND, 2pm. Details Agenda includes application by Dart Energy to explore for coal bed methane. Dart has already appealed against the council’s failure to reach a decision. In October councillors rejected officers’ advice to approve the application and said they were minded to refuse. Officers are again recommending approval with conditions.   Officers’ report

Ryedale District Council extraordinary meeting to discuss fracking, including a petition to oppose all hydraulic fracturing. 6.30pm, Milton Rooms, Malton, Market Place, YO17 7LX Details

Frack Free Notts exhibition of posters, 5.30pm-9pm, Govindas, Thurland Street, Nottingham NG1 3DR Details

Thursday 19th February

Triple Divide film screening Feature-length documentary of fracking in the USA, 6.30pm-9.30pm, Hamilton House events space, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY. Details and tickets

Friday 20th February

Sinn Fein anti-fracking conference, Fermanagh. Details

Deadline for comments on Rathlin Energy application for West Newton B 14/04107/STPLF, an exploratory well in the Holderness area of East Yorkshire. Link to application (click link and then write application reference number in search box).

Saturday 21st February 2015

Friends of the Earth regional gathering, The Printworks, 139 Clapham Road, London, SW9 0HP, 10.30am-5pm Booking and details

Tuesday 24th February 2015

UK Shale Gas, the Engineers’ Summit 2015, etcvenues St Paul’s, 200 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A, 9am-4.30pm, Details

The UK’s Constituency Shale Map – a pre-General Election debate. Meeting on All Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Oil and Gas, 6pm-7pm, invitation only

Non-domestic Rating (Shale oil and gas and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2015 considered by Lords Grand Committee Details

Thursday 26th February 2015

Public meeting organised by Halt Unconventional Gas Extraction in Cumbernauld. Greenfaulds High School, Cumbernauld, 7pm-9pm on. Details

Friday 27th February 2015

Second Reading Fracking (Measurement and Regulation of Impacts) (Air, Water and Greenhouse Gas Emissions) Bill 2014-15. This is a private members’ bill, presented by Geraint Davies (Labour, Swansea West) to require the Secretary of State to measure and regulate the impact of unconventional gas extraction on air and water quality and on greenhouse gas emissions. Details

Saturday 28th February 2015

Inverness Fracking Debate, Room 6 and 7, Spectrum Centre, 1 Margaret Street, Inverness IV1 1LS, 1.15pm-4pm. Details and booking

Monday 2nd March 2015

Best to divest? Responsible investment in a changing climate Seminar to help institutional investors weight up the case for disinvestment from fossil fuels. 11am-15.30pm, Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD Details

Wednesday 4th March 2015

Shale UK conference, organised on behalf of The Geological Society. Details

Is Fracking Safe? Talk by Ian Crane, Village Hall, Benningholme Lane, Skirlaugh, HU11 5EA Details

Thursday 5th March 2015

Shale UK conference, organised on behalf of The Geological Society. Details

Saturday 7th March 2015

Time to Act Climate March. London event begins 12 noon, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3PF Details

Wednesday 11th March 2015

Assessment and consultation on the impact of exploratory fracking schemes before granting consent for shale gas extraction – Oral Questions in the House of Lords Details

Add a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s