The Energy Minister, Andrea Leadsom, suggested today that shale gas companies would not apply to frack in sensitive areas, such as the edge of villages.
The head of a research programme on fracking said today there were still gaps in the UK’s shale gas regulations.
North Yorkshire County Council has set the date to consider Third Energy’s proposal to frack for shale gas at its site at Kirby Misperton The council’s planning committee will meet to vote on the planning application in four weeks’ time on Friday 20 May 2016 at County Hall […]
Summary of recent activity on UK fracking and onshore oil and gas, including applications, consents and withdrawals.
People living near proposed shale gas exploration sites have raised concerns over whether their communities will receive payments promised by the industry.
Opponents of fracking have said they’re disappointed that the Environment Agency has granted three environmental permits to Third Energy to frack in North Yorkshire. Supporters of the scheme at Kirby Misperton have welcomed the news. Here’s our round-up of reaction. Link to permit details
The last excavator was moved off Rathlin Energy’s Crawberry Hill drilling site in East Yorkshire this afternoon. All the cabins have now gone and a small tarmac access to the field is all that remains of the site, where a well was sunk in 2013.
The Environment Agency announced this afternoon it has granted permits to Third Energy to allow it to frack for shale gas at the KM8 well at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire.
The Planning Inspectorate announced this week that the report on the Cuadrilla fracking inquiry would be submitted by early July. The inspector, Wendy McKay, will make a recommendation to the Communities Secretary, Greg Clark, on whether or not Cuadrilla’s shale gas plans in Lancashire should go ahead. But […]
Rules on fracking, set out in the Infrastructure Act, came into force today. They are in section 50 of the act, which sets the depth at which fracking is prohibited and creates an official definition based on the volume of fluid used. The rules also identify requirements that […]