Local councils in England are to be required to develop policies that “facilitate” onshore oil and gas developments, under revised government guidelines.
Fracking Week in Parliament The government has not estimated the potential effect on employment of shale gas, according to the Energy Minister, Claire Perry. Nor has it assessed the likely volume of flowback waste.
Who should decide on fracking came under the spotlight on BBC Question Time from Blackpool last night.
Fracking Week in Parliament The Government has disclosed that an estimate of 155 UK shale gas wells by 2025 is now considered to be out of date and there are no new figures.
Theresa May was asked in parliament for her reaction to the complaint of a Cheshire woman who was “door-stepped” by land agents acting for the UK’s biggest shale gas company.
Officials in the area of Cuadrilla’s Lancashire shale gas site have been criticised for backing proposals to take fracking decisions out of local hands.
The Government expects the UK to have 30-35 unconventional oil and gas sites by 2022 and 155 wells by 2025, according to an unpublished report.