7th March 2014 A man arrested at the Balcombe anti-fracking protests for walking his dog in front of a police escort has had his case adjourned again – this time because lawyers involved in the case were on strike. Nick Ward made the 100 mile journey from his […]
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7th March 2014 An extract from a letter submitted to Manchester County Court in support of the Barton Moss Community Protection Camp. Two members* of the camp are challenging an order by the commercial landowner, Peel, to evict anti fracking campaigners from land opposite the iGas exploration site. They […]
6th March 2014 Anti-fracking campaigners today challenged an attempt by the commercial landowner Peel to evict them from a 3m strip of land near the iGas exploratory drilling site at Barton Moss in Salford.
6th March 2014 Polls by a BBC TV programme and a regional newspaper both recorded a majority against fracking, but with very different margins.
Seismic surveying could have avoided Lancashire fracking earthquakes, leading geologist tells conference
5th March 2014 UK Shale conference report 4 Professor Peter Styles, one of the UK’s leading experts on seismicity, said the Blackpool earthquakes in 2011 might have been avoided if Cuadrilla had carried out 3d seismic surveys before it fracked.
5th March 2014 Shale UK conference report 3 Cuadrilla believes there could be over 330 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas in its Lancashire licence area – 50 per cent more than an earlier estimate.
4th March 2014 Shale UK conference report 2 Fracking shale oil and gas in Britain will be technically and socially challenging, Professor Joe Cartwright, of Oxford University, told the Shale UK conference today. He was one of a series of speakers who spelled out the difficulties facing a UK […]
4th March 2014 Shale UK conference report 1 To recover 15 per cent of shale gas from the Upper Bowland Basin in Lancashire would need 33,000 wells on 5,500 pads, an industry conference heard today. The estimate by Andy Aplin, Professor of Unconventional Petroleum Development at Durham University, […]
3rd March 2014 InvestigatingBalcombeAndCuadrilla.com has a new news update page. This is a regularly-updated digest of the month’s news about fracking, onshore oil and gas developments and reaction to them. At the end of each month, the content will be transferred to the Timeline category. I hope you find this […]
3rd March 2014 1. Balcombe: end of public consultation approaches WSCC/005/14/BA application by Cuadrilla Balcombe Ltd There are 10 days left for people to respond to Cuadrilla’s application to flow test and monitor its oil exploration well at Lower Stumble. (The consultation period ends on 13th March 2014).