What’s happening this week? 3-9 July 2017

Wressle drilling 2014 Egdon

In this week’s listings

  • Rally and committee discussion on Egdon’s planning application for oil production at Wressle, N Lincolnshire
  • Ongoing protests at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road, site near Blackpool, and supply company, Marriott Drilling, in Derbyshire
  • Public meetings and presentations
  • Training workshops and seminar
  • Community weekend

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

Monday 3 July 2017

Ongoing: Protest at gates of PR Marriott Drilling Ltd, Springwater House, Pilsley Road, Danesmoor, Clay Cross, S45 9BQ. Details

First day of Reclaim The Power’s promised Rolling Resistance anti-fracking protests in Lancashire.

World Fiscal Systems for oil and gas, hosted by London PETRO Academy Ltd, 9am, London PETRO Academy Ltd, 3rd floor, 207 Regent Street, London W1B 3HH. Details 

Frack Free Lincolnshire rally against Egdon Resources’ plans for oil production at Wressle. 1pm, The Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe DN16 1AB

Meeting of North Lincolnshire Council planning committee to hear application for long-term oil production by Egdon Resources at its Wressle site near Scunthorpe. 2pm, The Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe DN16 1AB  Details

Are we going to be fracked? Presentation and public meeting by Frack Free South Yorkshire and Friends of the Earth, 7pm-9pm, Speedwell Rooms, Inkersall Road, Staveley, Derbyshire S43 3JL. Details

Norfolk Against Fracking meeting, 7pm, The Golden Star, 57 Colegate, Norwich NR3 1DD. Details

Public meeting about fracking, organised by Chatham and Aylesford Labour Party, with speakers: Barry Gardiner MP, shadow minister for energy & climate change; Vince Maple,  Labour party candidate in the last election; Philip Pearson,  former TUC lead on energy & climate change; Dr Jill Sutcliffe, campaigner & expert on the Weald; Kathryn McWhirter, freelance writer; and Geza Tarjanyi, known as Gayzer Frackman, community campaigner. 7.30pm, Aylesford Village Club, 57 Rochester Road, Aylesford, ME20 7BS Details

Tuesday 4 July 2017

World Fiscal Systems for oil and gas, hosted by London PETRO Academy Ltd, 9am, London PETRO Academy Ltd, 3rd floor, 207 Regent Street, London W1B 3HH. Details 

The future of the onshore oil and gas industry. Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar. Speakers include: James Clarke, Deputy Head of Shale Gas, BEIS; Ken Cronin, Chief Executive, UKOOG; Mark Ellis-Jones, Project Executive, Onshore Oil & Gas Programme, Environment Agency; Naomi Lohde-Thompson, Friends of the Earth; Nicola Pitts, National Grid; Stephen Sanderson, UK Oil and Gas Investments; Professor Mike Stephenson, Director of Science and Technology, British Geological Survey; Simon Tilling, Burges Salmon; John Williams, Poyru. 9am-1pm, Royal Overseas League, St James Street, London SW1A 1LR. Details and to book

Follow-up meeting about fracking to last week’s meeting at Lowther Pavilion Theatre. Meet at 6.45pm for 7pm outside Lowther Gardens Cafe or come to the venue across the road at  The Green (in front of Lowther Gardens), Lytham, Lancashire FY8 5QF.

Frack Free Yeovil meeting, 7pm, Minchinton’s Close, Norton-sub-Hamdon, TA14 6SX. POSTPONED UNTIL 11 JULY

Frack Free Pickering meeting, 7pm, Friends Meeting House, 9 Castlegate, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 7AX.

Are We going To Be Fracked? Presentation and public meeting, 7pm-9pm, Blyth Memorial Hall, Blyth, Nottinghamshire S81 8EW. Details

Sheffield Against Fracking meeting, 7.30pm, Central United Reformed Church, Chapel Walk, off Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB. Details

Wednesday 5 July

World Fiscal Systems for oil and gas, hosted by London PETRO Academy Ltd, 9am, London PETRO Academy Ltd, 3rd floor, 207 Regent Street, London W1B 3HH. Details 

Protest at INEOS presentation to Frodsham Town Council, 6.30pm-9pm, Castle Park, Frodsham WA6 6SB. Details

Meeting of Unconventional Extraction of Oil and Gas Working Group of Frodsham Town Council, including presentation by INEOS Shale, 7pm, Castle Park, Frodsham WA6 6SB. Details 

Anti-fracking regional quarterly meeting, organised by Friends of the Earth, 7pm-9pm, CPRE offices, 37 Stafford Road, Sheffield S2 2SF. Details

Sustainable Chard event: informal presentation and discussion on fracking and its implications for Chard and the UK with guest speaker Mike Vickery, of Frack Free Yeovil. 7pm-10pm, Eleos, 28 Fore Street, Chard, Somerset TA20 1PT. Details

Thursday 6 July 2017

World Fiscal Systems for oil and gas, hosted by London PETRO Academy Ltd, 9am, London PETRO Academy Ltd, 3rd floor, 207 Regent Street, London W1B 3HH. Details

Harthill Against Fracking public meeting, 7pm, Village Hall, Winney Hill, Harthill, Sheffield, S26 7YL Details

What is fracking? Skeptics in the pub meeting, 7.30pm, O’Connells Pub, 29-41 Bedford Street, Middlehaven, Middlesbrough TS1 2LL. Details

Eckington Against Fracking public meeting, 7.30pm, Eckington Miners Welfare, Pipeyard Lane, Eckington, S21 4FA. Details

Friday 7 July 2017

Not here, not anywhere mas demo/rolling resistance, hosted by Reclaim the Power, 8am-9pm, Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, near Blackpool, PR4 2PR. Details

Food growers against fracking. Dinner, cake, film and talk, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Kebelee, 14 Robertson Road, Easton, Bristol BS5 6JY. Details

Saturday 8 July 2017

Sheffield and Penistone and Stocksbridge Against Fracking stall at Stannington Carnival, Stannington Park, Details

Frack Free Nottinghamshire stall at Beeston Carnival, 10am-5pm, UPP Broadgate Park, Turnpike Lane, Beeston NG9 2RX. Details

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Frack Free Community Weekend, starting 12 noon, Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, YO17 6UE. Details

Frack Free South Yorkshire at Harthill Carnival and Show Day, 12.15pm, Spen’s Field Woodall Lane, Harthill, Rotherham. To be confirmed. Details

Sunday 9 July 2017

Frack Free Community Weekend, Kirby Misperton Protection Camp, YO17 6UE. Details

Frack Free Doncaster stall at Townfields Gala, 12 noon-5pm, Doncaster. Details

Eckington Against Fracking stall, Ridgeway Carnival, 12noon-5pm, Ridgeway Sports and Social Centre, Main Road, Ridgeway, Sheffield S12 3XR

Frack Free Penistone & Stocksbridge stall, Broomhead Carnival, 12 noon-5pm, Broohead Park, Wigtwizzle, near Bolsterstone D36 3ZA.


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  1. July 5th…Meeting between the Gulf countries regarding possibly intensifying sanctions against Qatar. An article from the respected Guardian newspaper on June 8th was headlined “Qatar crisis highlights rising UK energy reliance on imports”.
    Qatar provides nearly one third of the UK’s gas supplies in the form of LNG. Experts consulted by the reporter seemed to think exports of LNG will not be curtailed but the dispute has only worsened since the Guardian article. If the dispute were to escalate, one wonders if this would remain the case.
    So this being the case, should we really be missing the opportunity to begin the process of increasing our energy independence.

      • Thanks Paul, not sure where I got my figures from, another source I guess. In any event Qatari imports are a significant slab of our supplies.

        It’s worth looking at the National Grid’s Winter Review 2016/17 which outlines how we fared last winter (quite well) and gives first estimates of the possibilities for next winter. The Grid again seems optimistic about next winter but it seems that supplies to cover a decent period of cold weather (which strains our medium term storage facilities) will fallback on imported LNG bought on the international market at short notice because of the long-term Rough storage closure. The Grid admit they grossly overestimated what LNG was available last winter but say that “market intelligence” suggests we’ll have the right cover this winter. Winter is a long way off, but of course if the Qatar crisis drags on and interferes with their LNG exports then we might be in difficulties. Let’s hope not but I repeat the essential Guardian point that the crisis does focus attention on our reliance on imports.

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