Emeritus Professor of Geology, University of Glasgow, who has been researching fracking in the US and Europe for the past four years. Edited transcript of his presentation I believe that there is a high chance, because of the complex geology in Europe of contamination of ground resources [from […]
Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House, former oil consultant and professor of Petroleum Policy and Economics at the University of Dundee. He has written extensively on the petroleum industry, and energy economics. In March 2009 he was presented with the OPEC Award in recognition of his outstanding work in […]
The government is planning to review rules designed to reduce the risk of earthquakes from fracking operations, a civil servant said this morning.
Update on the progress of the Infrastructure Bill: Report Stage in the House of Lords The government has blocked the early creation of a sovereign wealth fund from shale gas revenues. Despite favourable statements from ministers over the weekend, an amendment that would have added the establishment of […]
On November 4th, the House of Lords debated a report on the economic impact on UK energy policy of shale gas and oil. The report was the outcome of an enquiry by the Lords’ Economic Affairs Committee. Below are extracts of the debate in the order that the […]
A councillor for residents in the Fylde area of Lancashire, where Cuadrilla wants to frack, has called on the government to bring in tougher regulation for the shale gas industry before operations begin.
Our digest of last month’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments from the UK and around the world including: IGas unveils plans to increase drilling in South Downs National Park and Surrey Report finds Cuadrilla’s plans for Fylde already causing anxiety and stress Bianca […]
The human rights campaigner, Bianca Jagger, has called on the UK government to ban fracking until there is an understanding of its effects on human rights.
Our digest of last month’s news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments from the UK and around the world. Ineos plans to give 6% of gross profits to landowners and communities Government to allow underground drilling without consent – despite 99%+ opposition to consultation Environment […]
Researchers behind Nottingham University’s long-running survey of public attitudes to shale gas extraction say the turn against fracking after the Balcombe protests has bottomed-out – but deep-seated unease about fracking remains.