North Yorkshire county councillors meet tomorrow morning (Friday 20 May) and on Monday next week to decide on Third Energy’s planning application to frack at Kirby Misperton. Here’s our guide to the meeting, the plan and the issues.
DrillOrDrop’s weekly update of events about fracking, onshore oil and gas and the campaigns around them. Please let us know if any of these details are incorrect or if other events should be included.
In a statement issued tonight Rasik Valand, Chief Executive of Third Energy, said:
Costs of dealing with waste water from fracking could be significant and make shale exploitation uneconomic in the UK, according to leading academics.
Our digest of April’s headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and reaction to them. Including: Support for shale gas falls to record low in on-going government survey Shale gas bosses gather in Scarborough to promote fracking in Yorkshire while protesters draw a symbolic line […]
Three weeks today could see the approval of the first shale gas well to be fracked in the UK since 2011.
Guest Post by Stephen Kingston In this guest post, Stephen Kingston, editor of the Salford Star, reports on calls for a public inquiry after the acquittal yesterday of the final three people facing charges arising from protests outside the IGas exploratory drilling site at Barton Moss.
Senior executives from five shale gas companies are promoting what they see as the business benefits of fracking in North Yorkshire this afternoon. The invitation-only event at the prestigious Scarborough Spa has been organised by the Onshore Energy Services Group, which represents the would-be supply chain for […]
Several hundred opponents of fracking from across northern England protested outside a seminar in Scarborough featuring senior executives of shale gas companies.
The Energy Minister, Andrea Leadsom, said today there was no evidence of the need for a single regulator for the shale gas industry.