Statements made by two oil companies about the recent cluster of earthquakes in Surrey have been challenged by geologists.
The British Geological Survey confirmed there were two more small earthquakes in Surrey today – both in the same place as the previous cluster.
People living near fracking operations in north-west England might need to get used to earthquakes, a conference heard yesterday.
Seismic surveying could have avoided Lancashire fracking earthquakes, leading geologist tells conference
5th March 2014 UK Shale conference report 4 Professor Peter Styles, one of the UK’s leading experts on seismicity, said the Blackpool earthquakes in 2011 might have been avoided if Cuadrilla had carried out 3d seismic surveys before it fracked.
Ineos’s shale gas business has cut the value of its exploration assets to zero following the government moratorium on fracking in England.
Climate campaigners deliberately slowed down three tankers bound this morning for the Horse Hill oil production site in Surrey.
Regulation of the UK onshore shale industry is “lax, fragmented and frequently incompetent”, a new study has concluded.
The government has been asked what assessment it has made of the decision by Aurora Energy Resources to drop its plans to frack near Formby in Lancashire.
Support for fracking has risen and opposition fallen, according to results from a government survey published today.
The would-be shale gas company, Aurora Energy Resources, has withdrawn its planning application to frack near Formby in Lancashire.