13th May 2014 Cuadrilla directors are joining leading figures from environmental organisations and the shale oil and gas industry for a two-day conference in Birmingham starting today.
Investigative journalist and environmental writer. Specialising in UK onshore oil and gas, fracking and the reaction to it.
13th May 2014 Shale Gas World creates an American feel for a conference in the centre of the UK in Birmingham.
Was the police operation at the Balcombe anti-fracking protests designed to deter protesters or test new techniques for the future?
12th May 2014 Now that all the trials arising from the Balcombe anti-fracking protests are over, Ruth Hayhurst – who attended almost all the cases – reflects on what the policing strategy sought to achieve.
10th May 2014 Transcripts of the last week of parliamentary questions and statements on fracking and shale gas With thanks to theyworkforyou.com
9th May 2014 The last trial arising from the anti-fracking protests outside Cuadrilla’s oil exploration site at Balcombe has been dropped by prosecutors.
Letter reveals Cuadrilla “had to frack Balcombe area of the Sussex Weald to be commercially productive”
8th May 2014 InvestigatingBalcombeAndCuadrilla.com has seen evidence that the oil and gas company, Cuadrilla, believed it had to frack in the Sussex Weald to be successful.
7th May 2014 Celtique Energie has told residents near its proposed exploratory oil well at Kirdford and Wisborough Green that it has revised its plans to reduce lorry traffic and the impact on the environment.
7th May 2014 The head of Sussex Police, Giles York, is to be questioned later this month on how the force deals with public order events, including the anti-fracking protests at Balcombe.
6th May 2014 The organisation responsible for ensuring the safety of Britain’s oil and gas wells has revealed there are no regulations covering a key part of the drilling operation.
5th May 2014 Lower Stumble, Balcombe West Sussex County Council’s planning committee grants planning permission on April 29th to Cuadrilla Balcombe Ltd for flow testing, a flare, security fencing and site restoration. Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association announces it is to consult lawyers on a judicial review of […]