What’s happening this week? 26 June-2 July 2017

Fracking public meeting

In this week’s listings

  • Public meetings in Fylde and information day for councillors
  • Parliamentary questions on energy
  • Industry training workshops
  • No fracking bike ride in North Derbyshire and South Yorkshire
  • Meetings in Derbyshire, Somerset, Nottinghamshire, Lancashire and Gloucestershire

Diary events for July 2017 coming soon. Please let us know (click here) if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included.

Monday 26 June 2017

Leadership in oil & gas, training workshop hosted by Warren Business Consulting, 8am, London venue. Tickets and details

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Leadership in oil & gas, training workshop hosted by Warren Business Consulting, 8am, London venue. Tickets and details

councillors day pnr 170627

Team Frack Free third councillors and MPs day for a view of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road from top deck of a bus with information from Mike Hill, 9am-3pm, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 2PR. Details

We all said no – Don’t frack Lancs rally outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool FY4 5JS. Details

Parliamentary questions on business, energy and industrial strategy, 11.30am, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Public meeting on fracking, organised by Mike Hill, 7pm, Lowther Pavilion, Lowther Terrace, Lytham St Annes FY8 5QQ  Details

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Leadership in oil & gas, training workshop hosted by Warren Business Consulting, 8am, London venue. Tickets and details

Start of Terrapin Training 3-day master class in petroleum economics, London, Details

Deadline under planning conditions for work to begin on gas processing plant at Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire. Details

The Energy Exchange hosting The Big Gas, 5:30pm, on Hogan Lovells’ roof top terrace in Central London. Details

Dronfield Against Fracking meeting, 7.15pm-9.15pm, Gosforth Lodge, Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XP. Details

Monthly meeting of Frack Free Chorley and South Ribble, 7.30pm-9pm, Trader Jacks, 38 Hollinshead Street, Chorley PR7 1EP. Details

Thursday 29 June 2017

Publication of government statistics on greenhouse gas emissions and energy trends and prices

Expected admission date of Angus Energy secured bonds. Details   POSTPONED UNTIL 27 JULY 2017.

Fracking explained and the truth behind the dash for gas, organised by Frack Free Cotswolds and Cheltenham Friends of the Earth, 7pm-9pm, Shush Bar, The Swan, High Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1DX. Details

Public meeting about plans by Aurora Energy Resources for PEDL262, 7.30pm, Crawford Village Hall, Crawford Road, Crawford, Up Holland, Skelmersdale. Details

Meeting of Lancaster Fights Fracking, 7.30pm, The Apothecary, 87 Penny Street, Lancaster  LA1 1XN

Frack Free Ashfield Monthly meeting 7.30pm-9pm, Duke of Wellington Pub, Church Street, Kirkby in Ashfield NG17 8LA.

Friday 30 June 2017

Team Frack Free 3rd No Faith in Fracking event, 9am onwards, Maple Farm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool PR4 2PR.

Saturday 1 July 2017

Coastal protectors – SW regional gathering against fracking, 10am-5pm, Milton Baptist Church, Baytree Road, Weston-Super-Mare, BS22 9HJ. Details

no fracking bike ride

No Fracking Way bike ride in N E Derbyshire and S Yorkshire. Circular route starts at Marsh Lane and takes in villages of Ridgeway, Mosborough, Killamarsh, Harthill, Barlborough, Renishaw, Staveley, Whittington, Unstone, Dronfield and Coal Aston. Meet at 11am at Butchers Arms, Marsh Lane, Sheffield S21 5RH departing at 11.30am. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking at Sharrow Festival, 12 noon-8pm, Mount Pleasant Park, Abbeydale Road, Sheffield. Details 

Lancashire Communities Family Fun Day and ‘Hub’ Launch, hosted by Reclaim the Power and local groups, 12 noon-4pm, Maple Farm polytunnels, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, PR4 3PE. Details

Action planning meeting, hosted by Fossil Free West Yorkshire Pension Fund, 2pm-4pm, BCB Radio, 11 Rawson Road, City of Bradford BD1 3SH. Details

Sunday 2 July 2017

Frack Free Nottinghamshire stall at Warsop Carnival, 10am-5pm, Warsop. Details

Blackpool legal observer training, hosted by Reclaim the Power and Green and Black Cross. 11.30am-5.30pm, Maple Farm Nursery Gardens, Moss House Lane, Westby, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 3PE. Details

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  1. This week the situation in Qatar shows no sign of being resolved and indeed the UAE are threatening further sanctions. Any disruption of LNG exports could effect gas pricesin the UK and if the situation lasts into winter (when the UK is counting on imported LNG for nearly 20% of “cold day” gas supplies) then the situation would be serious regarding supplies. There are lots of countries who have taken strong positions in the Qatar dispute and dictators have fragile egos.

    Last winter, with then greater global availability of LNG, the National Grid expected levels arriving in GB to be higher 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. The Grid 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. Last winter the use of gas for electricity generation rose 30% (massive increase) with a corresponding decrease in coal use.

    The Grid confirm that Rough long term gas 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 in a longer cold spell would be imported LNG supply which of course is market driven and/or subject to geopolitical events as above.

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