Category: Regulation

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

Correspondence reveals behind-the-scenes disagreements over detail needed for Cuadrilla’s Balcombe planning application

14th March 2014 Staff from West Sussex County Council had weeks of negotiations with Cuadrilla’s planning consultant over what information should be included in the company’s application to flow test its well at Balcombe. The evidence emerged in the response to a Freedom of Information request by […]

A fracking week in Westminster (3-7th March)

7th March 2014 Transcripts of last week’s parliamentary questions on: Regulating shale gas and the implications of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Insurance for shale gas operators  With thanks to 3/3/14 Question by Roger Godsiff, Birmingham, Hall Green, Labour To ask the Secretary of State for […]