The energy minister has confirmed that a small-scale form of fracking, planned for a site in Lincolnshire, is not covered by the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.
The government published information today on what shale gas companies need to do to get final go-ahead to frack.
When is a frack not a frack? And why are some protected areas more protected than others? This post looks at the inconsistencies of some of the rules on fracking.