Ministers said last week they were doing everything they could to promote UK onshore oil and gas production. But that’s not how it looked to the industry speaking to investors at the weekend.
Fracking Week in Parliament A senior member of the government has flagged up plans to take major shale gas decisions out of local council control.
The government suggested today that Lancashire could still receive financial help towards the cost of policing protests against Cuadrilla’s plans to frack for shale gas near Blackpool.
DrillOrDrop’s weekly digest from the UK’s parliaments returns after the local and the general elections with peers quizzing the government on its shale gas policy.
In this Fracking Week in Parliament: Lord Vinson on shale gas and energy self-sufficiency Alex Cunningham on carbon capture and storage for coal and gas Carolyn Harris on tidal lagoons instead of fracking Baroness Featherstone on shale gas versus tackling climate change
Top news in this Fracking Week in Politics: Responsibility for fracking regulation Shale gas emissions UK energy policy and the Paris Agreement on climate change Inquiry into Cuadrilla’s fracking plans The SNP and shale gas
In this Fracking Week in Westminster: Staff costs of regulating fracking Jobs and energy from shale gas Progress of a Private Member’s Bill on fracking regulation Questions on Scottish meetings with fracking companies
In this Fracking Week in Westminster Chris Matheson on chemical leaks and fracking in the countryside Alex Cunningham on licence block boundaries Baroness Featherstone on Government support for fracking Role of shale gas to tackling fuel poverty Community veto for fracking plans Nuclear and shale gas versus renewables