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December 2019 headlines

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Banner outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site, 21 August 2019. Photo: Claire Stephenson

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Key headlines

  • Redacted version of secret government report on shale gas released – public opposition blamed for slow progress
  • OGA approves Angus Energy acquisition of stake in Saltfleetby
  • Shares fall as UKOG raises £2m to fund Horse Hill

6 December 2019

Don’t underestimate fracking in the election, says campaign group as it publishes list of candidates who support a ban. DrillOrDrop report

Oil and gas expansion “makes a mockery” of UK climate boasts. The Herald reports on a report by a coalition of environmental charities which argues that the UK’s contribution to tackling climate change is being undermined by expanding oil and gas production. Link to report: Oil, gas and the climate – an analysis of oil and gas industry plans for expansion and compatibility with global emission limits

5 December 2019

Protesters meet to plan campaign against drilling for oil on the Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight County Press reports on a meeting hosted by the Green Party following a notice of a UK Oil & Gas public meeting on its plans for Arreton and Godshill. On the Wight

Dig in for fracking fight. Jeremy Cresswell, in an opinion piece for Energy Voice, predicts that the moratorium on fracking will be lifted if the Conservatives win the general election.

4 December 2019

Angus share holdings update. Angus Energy reports that the shareholding by Rubert Labrum has passed the 7% threshold.

3 December 2019

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Key staff quit Cuadrilla as company scales down fracking site. DrillOrDropreport

Public opposition root causes of slow progress of UK fracking – secret government report concludes. DrillOrDrop report, Guardian (2/12/2019), Unearthed (2/12/2019), Independent, Bloomberg, Ends, World Oil, Country Life

2 December 2019

OGA approves transfer of Saltfleetby to Angus Energy. DrillOrDrop report, Morning Star

UKOG shares fall on £2m fundraising for Horse Hill. DrillOrDrop report,Shares Magazine, Evening Standard

Two sides plan meetings on Isle of Wight drilling. DrillOrDrop report

1 December 2019

December 2019 diary. DrillOrDropevents listing for December and beyond

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