DrillOrDrop’s summary of the election manifesto commitments on fracking and onshore oil and gas. We’ll update this post with each new manifesto.
The energy secretary, Andrea Leadsom, confirmed the government’s U-turn on shale gas policy in a statement to parliament today.
The government has revealed there was overwhelming opposition to its plans – now shelved – to speed up development of the shale gas industry.
After seven years of promoting fracking, Conservative ministers have withdrawn their support and blocked the prospects of a shale gas industry.
The Prime Minister has said the government will be making an announcement “shortly” on fracking in the UK.
An investigation by MPs into shale gas development and fracking regulation has been put on hold because of the election.
The government has no clear idea on how much it has spent supporting fracking, what the benefits would be and how much investment would be needed in future, the UK’s spending watchdog has revealed.