In this week’s listings: Closing date for comments on applications for environmental permits at three sites; Rallies at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool; INEOS Upstream at the Bright Blue Energy and Climate Change Forum Gathering on the Green, Lytham, Lancashire; The commonweal reaches Leith Hill; […]
Investigative journalist and environmental writer. Specialising in onshore oil and gas, fracking and the reaction to it.
This post collates links to studies, briefings and reports from the past six months on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. It includes briefings on the industry and regulation, along with work on emissions, public attitudes to fracking, economic impacts, seismic effects and contamination risks.
The shale gas firm, Cuadrilla has confirmed that drilling began today at its site at near Blackpool.
As Cuadrilla prepares to drill the UK’s first horizontal shale gas wells, research from a Scottish university suggests the country’s geology won’t support fracking.
IGas has defended its well at Ellesmere Port against allegations that it was more than 1,000m deeper than had been approved in the planning permission.
Interview: Government must make case for onshore drilling and companies must talk to communities – industry body
The organisation representing the onshore oil and gas industry has called on the government to educate people about the country’s energy needs. It also urged the industry to “communicate effectively” with local communities.
A judge at the High Court has dismissed a case that the government acted unlawfully when it extended a licence to explore for gas in Cheshire.