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Government expects the UK to have 30-35 unconventional oil and gas sites by 2022 and 155 wells by 2025, according to an unpublished report.
Fracking Week in Parliament. The Business Secretary, Greg Clark, was urged again this week not to approve Third Energy’s bid to frack in North Yorkshire.
A committee of MPs is to examine whether planning applications for fracking in England should be decided by a government minister, rather than local councils.
Church of England has no official policy on fracking and is not seeking shale gas applications, parliament told
Fracking Week in Parliament The Church of England has no formal policy on fracking and no plans to use its land for shale gas exploration, a senior official told parliament last week.
Updated: Minister delays fracking decision at Kirby Misperton until Third Energy submits its overdue accounts
The government is delaying a decision on Third Energy’s fracking plans at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire until the company has filed its latest accounts.
Fracking Week in Parliament Companies that apply for oil and gas exploration licences are judged mainly on their ability and their finances, a government minister has confirmed.
Fracking Week in Parliament MPs asked ministers yesterday when the Government would make decisions on fracking at Third Energy’s KM8 well in North Yorkshire and funding for policing protests outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool