DRILLORDROP’S 1,000TH POST Our digest of September’s headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and reaction to them – in the UK and around the world.
Solo Oil plc reveals in its half-yearly report out today (29th September 2015) that it bid for oil and gas exploration licences on the Isle of Wight.
The government gave more detail this afternoon on how it would fast-track fracking through the planning system. In a statement the Local Government Secretary, Greg Clark, said he was changing the rules to allow him to take over decisions on shale gas appeals.
Our digest of August’s headlines about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas developments – and opposition to them – in the UK and around the world.
Summary of recent activity, applications, consultations and decisions on UK onshore oil and gas.
The government wants to allow oil and gas companies to drill seismic monitoring boreholes without applying for planning permission.
This morning the government announced it would to take decisions on fracking plans out of local authority hands. It will also consider ruling where companies appeal against a refusal of planning permission. A statement said: “Today’s measures will mean Ministers will consider calling in any application for shale exploration, and […]
Cuadrilla to appeal against Lancashire fracking refusals; “blatant disregard for local people”, say campaigners
As expected, Cuadrilla is to appeal against the refusal of its two applications to frack in the Fylde area of Lancashire. Campaigners said the appeals disregarded local democracy and would put further pressure on residents.
Third Energy’s planning application to frack in Ryedale contained missing, incorrect, vague and conflicting information. It used out-of-date maps and failed to consider the effect of fracking on air quality at a neighbouring tourist resort and caravan and camping park. Crucially, the application did not make it clear […]
Cuadrilla’s plans mean wellpads 3km apart and practically every metre of the Fylde fracked, say campaigners
Opponents of fracking in Lancashire have published a map, which they say shows what the area would look like if Cuadrilla built its planned number of shale gas wellpads.