What’s happening this week? 19-25 June 2017


In this week’s listings

  • The Queen’s Speech
  • Judicial review
  • Don’t Frack the Dearne walk
  • Petition hand-in
  • Information meetings
  • Training

Diary for events in the rest of June and beyond here. Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included.

Monday 19 June 2017

Frack Free Greater Manchester meeting, 7.15pm, The Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street,Manchester M4 1LE. Details

Frack Free Mansfield June meeting, 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Rosemary Street, Mansfield, NG19 6AB. Details

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Hand-in of Tree Preservation Order Petition for Coldharbour Lane, the lorry route to Europa’s oil exploration site at Bury Hill Wood (Holmwood), 4pm-4.30pm, Mole Valley District Council, Pippbrook, Dorking RH4 1SJ. Details

Wednesday 21 June 2017

State of opening of parliament and the Queen’s Speech, setting out the government’s agenda for the coming session.  Key interest is whether the government will implement proposals in the Conservative manifesto on changing the planning system for shale gas and onshore exploration. 11.25am State opening, 2.30pm Queen’s Speech debate. Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA. Details

Fracking awareness event, 7pm, Little Bollington Church of England Primary School, Lymm Road, Knutsford WA14 4SZ Details

Thursday 22 June 2017

rcjScheduled date for judicial review of government’s decision to extend a PEDL licence in Cheshire. Expected to be held at the Royal Courts of Justice, London.

Frack Free Penistone and Stocksbridge meeting, 7pm, The Friendship, 536 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge S36 2DW. Details

Friday 23 June 2017

Mother Earth said no. Protest against fracking, 8am, Cuadrilla shale gas site, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, FY4 5JS. Details

Site visit for residents of West Chiltington, Billingshurst and Pulborough in West Sussex to UKOG oil exploration site at Broadford Bridge. Spaces are limited. Contact parish clerk’s for details.

Meeting organised by South Yorkshire Police to discussing policing concerns about fracking, 7.30pm, Harthill Village Hall, Winney Hill, Harthill, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S26 7YL. Details

Saturday 24 June 2017

London quarterly legal observer training, 10am-5pm, Larc, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES. Details

Anti-fracking media representative training, 11am-5pm, Old Sharrow Union School, South View Road, Sharrow, Sheffield S7 1DB. Details

Warriors Call summer solstice ceremony and gathering. 11.45am, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton PR4 3PE. Details

Visit by South Yorkshire anti-fracking campaigners to Kirby Misperton Protection Camp in North Yorkshire. Details to be confirmed

Saturday solidarity for Leith Hill Protection Camp (after the eviction), 2pm-5pm, Coldharbour Lane, Dorking, RH5 6. Details

Fracking awareness-raising event, Lush cosmetics shop, 30 Cambridge Street, Harrogate HG1 1RX. Details

Sunday 25 June 2017

London quarterly legal observer training, 10am-5pm, Larc, 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES. Details

Fracking awareness-raising event, Lush cosmetics shop, 30 Cambridge Street, Harrogate HG1 1RX. Details

Frack Free Dearne Valley poster

Don’t Frack the Dearne, Manvers walk and rally organised by Frack Free Dearne Valley. 1.30pm meet at RSPB Old Moor car park and walk for 1.5 miles (suitable for pushchairs and bikes) for rally at the Boathouse Cafe, Manvers Lake. Details

Broadford Bridge Action Group meeting

Public meeting by Broadford Bridge Action Group about UKOG drilling site, 7pm-9pm, West Chiltington Village Hall, Mill Road, West Chiltington RH20 2PZ.

Frack Free Totnes Public Meeting, 7pm-9pm, Royal Seven Stars Hotel, The Plains, Totnes TQ9 5DD. Details

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  1. Just in case you missed it..

    The National Grid have just published their Winter Review for 2016/17 which assesses how things went last winter and begins to make forecasts for next winter. Basically the system coped OK, there was a variety of supply routes and the winter was only averagely cold.

    Some points relevant to shale gas were…

    The use of gas for electricity generation rose 30% (massive increase) with a corresponding decrease in coal use. It will be interesting to see how UK CO2 output decreases as a result. I guess that’s relevant to the concerns raised by the CPRE recently.

    With greater global availability of liquefied natural gas (LNG) they expected levels arriving in GB to be higher last winter but experienced the opposite, mainly due to an increase in prices on the East Asian market. Deliveries to GB had averaged 37 mcm/day in September but fell to just over 5 mcm/day on 1 October and then remained low until the beginning of March. In spite of this the Grid are relying on 50mcm/day (10 times last winter’s supply) as part of their cover for “cold day” scenarios this coming winter. They suggest that “market intelligence” indicates that these supplies will be available this coming winter. . One hopes they aren’t relying on the same “intelligence” they used last year. Note for example the powerful political pressure in China to reduce pollution leading to increased gas for coal substitution.

    They confirm that Rough long term storage will be out of action. They focus on “cold day” scenarios to model emergency supplies but Rough was intended more to supply cover during lengthier cold periods, probably over a week when medium term gas storage begins to run out. It seems the major fall back would be imported LNG supply which of course is market driven as above.

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