Drilling diary – July 2015

Events, conferences and key dates this month  on fracking and onshore oil and gas. Updated throughout the month as we hear about events. Please let us know if we’ve not included your dates by clicking here.

Sunday 5th July 2015

Woolston and Thelwal Protection Camp Solidarity Sunday and Family Open Day, 12 noon-7.30pm, Woolston, Cheshire Details

Tuesday 7th July 2015

Shale gas and integrated water management conference, organised by the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management, Brunel Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Russel Square WC1H 0XG Details

House of Lords questions on Lancashire County Council’s rejection of a fracking application and the impact of hydraulic fracturing in the UK Details

Reclaim the Power South East Gathering, 7pm-9pm, Brighton, venue tbc Details

Thursday 9th July 2015

Global shale oil and gas summit 2015 Europe, Hilton London Kensington Hotel Details

Friday 10th July 2015

Global Shale Oil and Gas Summit 2015 Europe, Hilton London Kensington Hotel Details

Saturday 11th July 2015

Dudleston Community Protection Camp families day, 11am, Brooklands Farm, Dudleston, nr Ellesmere, SY12 9JG Details

Gathering on the Green picnic Part 4, 12 noon, Lytham Windmill, Central Beach, Lytham St Annes FY8 5LB Details

North East Communities stop underground coal gasification, walk and kayak along the north east coast from Alnmouth to Hartlepool, 9am 11th July to 5pm 14th July Details

Sunday 12th July 2015

Awareness-raising walk and kayak about underground coal gasification on the north east coast. See Saturday 11th July

Monday 13th July 2015

Awareness-raising walk and kayak about underground coal gasification on the north east coast. See Saturday 11th July

Tuesday 14th July 2015

Awareness-raising walk and kayak about underground coal gasification on the north east coast. See Saturday 11th July

Frack Free Hartlepool launch, 5pm-7pm, Hartlepool North Beach, Details

All Party Parliamentary Group on Unconventional Gas and Oil, meeting addressed by Tony Carruthers, commercial director at Cuadrilla, and Stephen Tindale, co-founder of Climate Answers. 3pm-4pm, invitation only

Sunday 19th July

Frack Free Tadcaster in town carnival parade, 11am-2pm, meet outside Rookes Transport, York Road, Tadcaster LS24 8EB Details

Tuesday 21st July

Energy Secretary, Amber Rudd, appears before Energy Select Committee, 11am, Wllson Road Details

Monday 27th July

Pre-meeting protest followed by presentation from Frack Free Upton, Upton Parish Council meeting, 6.30pm, Upton Village Hall, 28 Heath Road, Chester CH2 1HX Details

Wednesday 29th July

Facts before Fracts: Investigating the health and social impacts of fracking Panel discussion led by Dr Tim Thornton, 6.30pm-9.30pm, Lady Lumley’s School, Swainsea Lane, Pickering YO18 8NG. Details

Thursday 30th July 2015

Consultation deadline Comments close at 23.59 hours for Environment Agency consultations on Third Energy’s plans to reinject waste water at its gas drilling sites at Ebberston Moor South and PickeringInformation from Frack Free Ryedale

Coming up next month

Saturday 1st August 2015

Friends of the Earth Fracking get-together and climate organiser training, 9.30am-7.30pm, The Printworks, 1st Floor, 139 Clapham Road, London SW9 0HP Details and registration

Monday 3rd August 2015

Lancashire anti-fracking campaigner, Gayzer Frackman, proposes to stand on the steps of Lancashire County Council and tear up his council tax bill. He says he will donate the money he will not pay in council tax to lawyers employed to block any fracking plans in the county. Details

Friday 7th August 2015

Final day for comments on the Environment Agency consultation for Third Energy’s application for a permit to frack at the KM8 well at Kirby Misperton.

Saturday 15th August 2015

Seeds for Change Lancashire training: effective campaigning, 10am-5pm, venue on application, Details

Wednesday 19th August 2015 – Monday 24th August 2015

Earth First Summer Gathering: skill-sharing for grassroots ecological direct action, 9am 19th August-5pm 24th August, rural site in the Peak District. Details

Friday 28th August 2015-Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Reclaim the Fields Action Camp, 6pm 28th August-12.00pm 2nd September, Dudleston Camp, Brooklands Farm, Shropshire SY12 9JG Details

Saturday 29th August 2015

What the Frack? Performance 7.30pm-9.30pm, Allan Park Cinema (Destiny Church), 28 Allan Park, Stirling FK8 2LT Details

October events

Thursday 15th October-Friday 16th October 2015

European Shale Gas and Oil Summit 2015 Manchester Details

Monday 26th October-Tuesday 27th October 2015

Shale Gas Environmental Summit London Details

Updated 14th July 2015: Cancellation of decision on Third Energy’s plans for a reinjection borehole at Ebbertston Moor South at North York Moors planning meeting on 23rd July after the company requested a deferral of one month. 

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