DrillOrDrop’s diary is back after a break when many events were cancelled or postponed by the coronavirus outbreak.
Investigative journalist and environmental writer. Specialising in UK onshore oil and gas, fracking and the reaction to it.
The UK energy minister said this evening that fracking was over and the government had “moved on”.
The trial of 12 anti-fracking campaigners who parked a caravan in front of Cuadrilla’s shale gas site has been abandoned.
The amount of carbon that would be emitted during any future oil production at West Newton in East Yorkshire would be smaller than the UK onshore average, according to the conclusions of a study announced today.
A US fracking company featured in the documentary Gasland has been charged with environmental offences following a two-year grand jury investigation.
The fracking company, Cuadrilla, helped the former shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel, prepare for a radio interview, according to emails she deleted.
The Irish government has announced it is withdrawing support for a gas import terminal at Shannon on the south west coast.
A public consultation into plans by UK Oil & Gas to explore for oil at Arreton on the Isle of Wight has opened.
Plans by UK Oil & Gas to explore for oil at Arreton on the Isle of Wight should be refused because they may be a hazard to road users, highway officials have recommended.
A bid to allow gas fields in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire to operate until 2035 is now likely to be approved after a government ruling.