Does fracking bring down gas prices?

Who says it will? Michael Fallon, Minister for Energy and Business “The potential prize is huge: cheaper bills for everybody”  (31/7/13)  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/10213985/The-potential-prize-from-fracking-is-huge.html Prime Minister, David Cameron Fracking has “real potential to drive energy bills down”. (11/8/13)  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10236664/We-cannot-afford-to-miss-out-on-shale-gas.html Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne “This is a major new energy source […]

Who decides on fracking?

“Local concerns have to be respected and any form of legal and peaceful protest is legitimate activity. But there is the national interest as well and one of the difficult things for the Government is the balance of how strong the planning guidance should be to compel local […]

Fracking timeline August 2013

23/8/13 Costs reach £2.3m Sussex Police says the cost of policing protests at Balcombe has risen to £2.3m and is likely to reach £3.7m. It says the cost of the six-day Reclaim the Power camp, which ended on Wednesday August 21st, were £1.5m, including help from ten other […]

Fracking timeline July 2013

11/7/2013 Amended planning permission. Cuadrilla Resources Ltd applies (WSCC/061/13/BA) for an amendment to condition 2 of its original planning permission (WSCC/027/10/BA). The company wants an extension in the time for the drilling and testing programme and site restoration from 36 months to 42 months from the start of […]

Fracking timeline June 2013

Early June New permits needed. Cuadrilla Resources Ltd announces “Shortly before rig mobilisation to the site the Environment Agency advised that it would now require CRL to secure a permit under the provisions of the European Union Mining Waste directive. … This is the first time that the […]