Category: Regulation

Reporting of the regulation of the shale oil and gas and hydraulic fracturing industry, including planning permissions and permits

Drilling diary Dec 2014

Events about fracking and onshore oil and gas in December Second reading of the Infrastructure Bill in House of Commons Decision on Dart’s planning application for Ellesmere Campaigning in Lancashire and Falkirk Gayzer Frackman takes his anti-fracking campaign to Brussels High Court eviction hearing about Rathlin’s West Newton […]

Autumn fracking report round-up

A quick reference guide to research studies on fracking and oil and gas extraction published during October and November 2014. Key issues include: Human rights of fracking Potential health impacts of shale exploration in Lancashire Impact of shale gas on the countryside Public attitudes Effect of environmental regulation […]

Lancashire letters

The pros and cons of Cuadrilla’s proposed planning applications in the Fylde area near Blackpool are being discussed in the letters page of the Lancashire Evening Post. As the decision date for the applications approaches, here’s a series of letters, against and in support of the plans, published in […]

Canterbury fracking debate

Seven people with an interest and expertise in fracking debated the question Should fracking be allowed in Britain? in front of an audience of around 200 people at Canterbury Christ Church University. Each of the panelists spoke for about seven minutes and then answered questions from the audience. […]

Drilling diary Nov-Dec 2014

What’s happening in late November/early December on fracking and onshore oil and gas? Sussex protest rally over Celtique Energie drilling site Adjournment debate on fracking, House of Commons Public meetings in Somerset and Surrey Film screening Court hearings on obstruction charges and eviction in East Yorkshire