Cuadrilla said this morning more than 240 households living near its Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool have received a share of a £100,000 community benefit payment.
A company which supports the shale industry has proposed that proceeds from fracking should be used to makes homes more energy efficient and to pay for household renewable energy schemes.
Oil production in the Weald in southern England could generate around £52 billion over 40 years, according to forecasts published today by EY.
People living near proposed shale gas exploration sites have raised concerns over whether their communities will receive payments promised by the industry.
In this special Fracking Week in Westminster: Kevin Hollinrake asks about community benefits from fracking Peter Aldous calls for realism over onshore shale In the Scottish Parliament, Labour and the SNP clash over INEOS and Scotland’s fracking moratorium
13th May 2014 Chief executive of IGas, Andrew Austin, told a shale gas conference this afternoon the industry had to win over women.
18/2/14 Frack Free Balcombe Residents’ Association has responded to an interview (reported here last week) by Shale World with the village’s parish council chair Alison Stevenson. The full response is posted below from FFBRA’s latest newsletter. Community benefit FFBRA challenged Alison’s Stevenson’s suggestion that Balcombe could receive £80,000 from […]
10/2/14 Transcripts of last week’s parliamentary questions on: Health and Safety Executive and Environment Agency inspections at Balcombe and other sites Monitoring methane emissions Costs of regulations Production and development licences Common liabilities fund Disposal of fluid into the Manchester Ship Canal With thanks to theyworkforyou.com 6/2/14 Question […]
http://www.InvestigatingBalcombeAndCuadrilla.com has been trying for nearly a fortnight to get answers from Cuadrilla to some simple questions. Cuadrilla responded this afternoon and the answers are below, unedited. Will Balcombe be able to take advantage of the community benefit scheme? This single well exploration activity that Cuadrilla has been undertaking […]
The Lancashire Evening Posts reports that Cuadrilla Resources has pledged to be “a good neighbour” and pay a community benefit of £100,000 for each exploration wellhead where fracking takes place in the county. The paper reports that the Community Foundation for Lancashire will run a pilot scheme managing community […]