Drilling diary – August 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.


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

Sunday 2nd August 2015

Gathering to mark the anniversary of the eviction of Crawberry Castle, 2pm-7pm, at the gates of Rathlin Energy’s Crawberry Hill site, Walkington Heads Road, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 8RU

Thursday 6th August 2015

Development Control Committee of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is due to consider a planning application for test drilling for unconventional gas reserves at Hendre Owen Farm, Llanharan, Pontyclun, 5pm, The Pavilions, Clydach Vale Details and links and Rhondda Cynon Taf committee webpage

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. Details  and consultation page

Deadline for responses to consultation on Supplementary Planning Documents for oil and gas development in Hampshire Details

Saturday 8th August 2015

Woolston and Thelwall solidarity open day at anti-fracking camp, 11am-5pm, Woolston and Thelwall Protection Camp, M6 Junction 21, Warrington, WA3 6DP Details

Tuesday 11th August 2015

IGas public meeting on seismic testing plans, 2pm-8pm, Holiday Inn, Centre Island, Waterways, Ellesmere Port CH65 2AL Details

Thursday 13th August 2015

ECC consultation deadline Final day for responses to Energy and Climate Change Committee public consultation on which government policies it should scrutinise over the coming year Details

Friday 14th August 2015

Final date for comments on IGas planning application for monitoring boreholes at its proposed fracking site at Misson in Nottinghamshire Details

Saturday 15th August 2015

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

Sunday 16th August 2015

Borras and Holt Community Protection Camp community open day, 11am-5pm, Borras Road, Borras Head, Wrexham, LL13 9TG 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

Tuesday 25th August 2015

Public meeting on application for coal bed methane drilling at Llangyfelach, 7pm, Plough and Harrow, Llangyfelach, Swansea 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

Deadline for comments on UK Methane application 2015/1515 for drilling a coal bed methane exploration borehole at Bryntywod Road, Llangyfelach, Swansea. (Currently to be decided by planning officers but campaigners aim to get the decision made by the planning committee with a two-week extension for comments). Details

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

Sunday 30th August 2015

Lancashire Nanas Solidarity Sunday, 12 noon-5pm, Maple Farm plot, Preston New Road, PR4 3PE (next to World of Water) Details

Monday 31st August 2015

Frack Free Isle stall at Epworth Show, Wroot Road, Epworth, DN9 1EA Details

Coming up later

Tuesday 1st September 2015

North Yorkshire County Council planning committee decision on Third Energy’s application on five water monitoring boreholes at the KMA wellsite, Alma Farm, Kirby Misperton. Details

Llanharan against fracking public meeting, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Llanharan Con Club, Chapel Road, Llanharan, CF72 9QA Details

Thursday 3rd September 2015

Demonstration against fracking in Gloucestershire, organised by Frack Off Our Forest, 9.30am-11.30am, outside meeting of Gloucestershire County Council, Shire Hall, Westgate Street, GL1 2TG Details

Public meeting on fracking and unconventional gas extraction hosted by North Lanarkshire Green Party, 7.30pm-9pm, Cyryston High School, Lindsaybeg Road, Glasgow G69 9DL Details

Public meeting on fracking organised by newly-formed Horwich and Blackrod Against Fracking Group and Bolton Liberal Democrats, 7.30pm, The Cotton Tree pub, Prince Street, Bolton Details

Saturday 5th September 2015

Social media training for anti-fracking groups, 10.30apm-3pm, Merci, Manchester Details

Fracking get-together and climate gathering 10am-5pm, The Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE Details

Woolston and Thelwall Solidarity Day, 11am-5pm, Woolston and Thelwall Protection Camp, opposite the Maskrat Manor pub, Warrington, WA3 6DR Details

Frack Free Isle of Wight information event, 10am-3pm, Unitarian Church, High Street, Newport Details

Sunday 6th September 2015

Anti-fracking awareness gig, 12 noon, The Artisan, 1 Brook Street, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire BB4 6AA Details

Monday 7th September 2015

Fracking with nature meeting Global Net 21 meeting held in collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University Activism Research Project, speakers include Cat Smith, MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood, Julie Wassmer author and campaigner, and Damien Short, Director of the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, 6.30pm, House of Commons, Details

Saturday 12th September 2015

Lancashire Training – skills for stronger groups, 10am-5pm, Preston (venue on application) Details

Fracking the Facts meeting, 10am-12.30pm, The Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RG Details

Thursday 24th September 2015

Closing date for consultation on extension of permitted development rights to seismic monitoring boreholes Details

Saturday 26th September 2015

Scotland Is Against Fracking protest, 1m-5pm, outside the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh EH99 1SP Details

Beacons in the Dark: global anti-fracking convergence, 8pm local time, from Aotearoa in the furthest south, through Australia, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, across the Atlantic. Details

Saturday 26th September 2015-Sunday 27th September 2015

How to run your own workshops, skills workshops for anti-frackers, 8am-5pm, venue in Lancashire, on application Details

Tuesday 29th September 2015

Closing date for consultation of Habitat Regulations Assessment of oil and gas explorations licences offered under the 14th round Details

Sunday 4th October2015

No to Austerity – No to Fracking Hell: March at Conservative Party Conference, 11am, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, The Crescent M5 4WU Details

Sunday 11th October 2015

Hands Over Our Forth – public protest urging the Scottish Government to include underground coal gasification in the current moratorium, 2pm, Forth Road Bridge, Firth of Forth Edinburgh EH30 9SF Details

Thursday 15th October-Friday 16th October 2015

European Shale Gas and Oil Summit 2015 Manchester Details

Saturday 24th October 2015

Frack Free Fayre, 10am-11.30am, Rook Lane Chapel, Frome, Somerset BA11 1DN Details

Monday 26th October-Tuesday 27th October 2015

Shale Gas Environmental Summit London Details

Wednesday 4th November 2015

Scottish Policy Conference: Energy in Scotland. Speakers include Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism, The Scottish Government; Charles Hargreaves, Associate Director, Renewable Energy, Ofgem and a senior speaker confirmed from SSE, 9am-1pm, venue in central Edinburgh tbc Details

Monday 9th November 2015

Forum on Fracking by Bromley Friends of the Earth, 7pm, Friends Meeting House, 46 Ravensbourne Road, Bromley BR1 1HN Details

Tuesday 10th November 2015

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors fracking seminar, 5pm-6pm, Holiday Inn, Lincoln, Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln LN1 1YW Details

Updated 30/7/15 to remove Gayzer Frackman event in Preston which has been cancelled and to add events on 7th and 16th August

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