Campaign groups opposed to Third Energy’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire said this afternoon they weren’t surprised by reports that the company was seeking funds from rival operators.
The Government expects the UK to have 30-35 unconventional oil and gas sites by 2022 and 155 wells by 2025, according to an unpublished report.
UK support for fracking has recovered from its record low, according to the latest findings from a quarterly government survey. Opposition fell slightly but remains double the level of support.
The Environment Agency announced this afternoon it has approved Third Energy’s hydraulic fracturing plan for the Kirby Misperton site in North Yorkshire.
The latest findings from the government survey of attitudes to fracking in the UK puts support at its lowest level since the question was first asked.
50+ events in August 2017 about fracking and onshore oil and gas in the UK, including: Court of Appeal hearing on planning permission for Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site, plus rallies, council decisions, consultation deadlines, survey results, exhibitions, walks, talks, meetings and film screenings.
A Conservative government would take some decisions on shale gas drilling plans out of local control.