Keep up with January’s news with our digest of daily updated headlines about the business, regulation and campaigns around UK fracking, shale, and onshore oil and gas.
MPs have promised to monitor how quickly the government implements recommendations of the UK’s citizens’ assembly on climate change.
Life must be made difficult for oil and gas companies that increase – or fail to reduce – carbon emissions, Lancashire anti-fracking campaigners have argued.
Andrea Leadsom has been appointed the new business and energy secretary with responsibility for the onshore oil and gas industry. The new local government secretary, who will decide on two shale gas planning appeals, is Robert Jenrick.
Angus Energy announced this morning that Jonathan Tidswell-Pretorius had resigned as a director of three of the group’s companies.
Third Energy has finalised the sale of its onshore business.
The shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel, who resigned last night, had more than twice as many appointments with business than residents, according to government records. But we won’t know what she discussed with fracking companies because she reportedly deleted emails and meeting notes.
Third Energy Holdings Limited has announced it has sold its troubled onshore gas business, which includes well sites in North Yorkshire.
People have three more weeks to give their views on the Scottish government’s policy not to support fracking.
The government has been urged to delay a final decision on fracking near Blackpool because of local concerns about a lack of information on plans to deal with an emergency.