A publicity video used by Cuadrilla as evidence of the first shale gas production from its site in Lancashire may not be quite what it seemed.
Campaigner Ben Dean argues in this guest post that the single word temporary has cleared the way for oil and gas development in rural areas.
The campaign organisation, Friends of the Earth, has lost its legal challenge to one of key consents that allowed Cuadrilla to frack the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has less than a year to drill two wells and frack three under the terms of the planning permission at its site near Blackpool.
Two shareholders in Angus Energy have called a general meeting in a bid to remove the managing director, Paul Vonk, from the board.
Drilling could get underway this month at Biscathorpe in Lincolnshire, Misson Springs in Nottinghamshire and West Newton in East Yorkshire. There’ll also be keen interest in what happens at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site after fracking ended last month and equipment continues to be moved off the site. […]
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2018 was a 68-year low for the industry.