The government has no clear idea on how much it has spent supporting fracking, what the benefits would be and how much investment would be needed in future, the UK’s spending watchdog has revealed.
Three Labour MPs are seeking to add a ban on fracking to the Queen’s Speech.
The prime minister has been warned that government support for fracking risks losing the Conservatives seats at the general election.
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Cuadrilla has confirmed no more fracking will take place at its shale gas site in Lancashire before a planning deadline at the end of November.
Initial assessments of damage caused by the UK’s largest fracking-induced earth tremor were made by staff from the Cuadrilla’s headquarters, not professional surveyors or insurance experts.
Campaigners are seeking to go to court over this month’s planning consent for oil production at Horse Hill in Surrey.
One of the UK’s leading seismologists says more shale gas wells must be fracked to assess the risk from tremors.
Horse Hill oil production approved: Campaigners seek legal advice on challenge; “landmark decision”, says company
Plans for 20 years of oil production at the Horse Hill site near Gatwick Airport got the go-ahead from Surrey County Council’s planning committee this lunchtime.
This post has live news updates on the decision over plans for 20 years of oil production and four additional wells at the Horse Hill site near Gatwick Airport.