After seven years of promoting fracking, Conservative ministers have withdrawn their support and blocked the prospects of a shale gas industry.
The trial of an environmental campaigner was abandoned halfway through yesterday when the court heard that Humberside Police had a force-wide policy against a particular form of protest.
The Prime Minister has said the government will be making an announcement “shortly” on fracking in the UK.
An investigation by MPs into shale gas development and fracking regulation has been put on hold because of the election.
A new consultation has opened on expansion plans at the Horse Hill oil site in Surrey.
The pro-fracking group, Lancashire For Shale, which has backed Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool, is reportedly being disbanded.
Cuadrilla has said it will make small goodwill payments to people living near its Lancashire shale gas site who said their homes were damaged by the UK’s largest fracking-induced tremor in August.