Local people have persuaded the Planning Inspectorate to hold a bespoke inquiry into whether Dart Energy should be allowed to drill an exploratory coal bed methane well near the Shropshire village of Dudleston.
The chief executive of Cuadrilla, Francis Egan, rejected claims from a senior MP that the fracking industry was self-regulated. And he warned that nothing would get done if regulators were looking over the industry’s shoulder.
INEOS is extending its interests in shale gas under an agreement announced this morning with IGas. INEOS said the deal would make it the third largest holder of onshore oil and gas licences, with access to almost ¼ m acres of potential shale gas reserves.
Lancashire anti-fracking campaigner, Tina Louise Rothery, told people on Saturday’s Time to Act climate march in London it was time to get mad and roar.
Weekly update on parliamentary statements and questions on fracking and onshore oil and gas developments. This week: Government announces opening of bidding for extra money for local authorities dealing with shale oil and gas planning applications – statement Consultation opens on changes to planning laws for groundwater monitoring […]
People living near fracking operations in north-west England might need to get used to earthquakes, a conference heard yesterday.
Soil samples from a field next to the Barton Moss hydrocarbon site in Salford had dangerous levels of contamination, a court heard today. But more testing is needed to establish where the contamination came from.