One of the regulators of the UK hydrocarbon industry has criticised the quality of information it holds on oil and gas wells.
July saw the largest number of arrests in a month so far at protests outside Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool, according to figures released by Lancashire Police.
Police officers used force at protests over Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site nearly nine times a day on average in the first half of July, according to data from Lancashire Constabulary.
The shale gas company preparing to frack in North Yorkshire breached one of its environmental permits by failing to publish correct emissions data, it has emerged.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has published environmental monitoring data from its Preston New Road site near Blackpool.
Lancashire Police has said its operations at Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool will cost an extra £450,000 a month.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2016 was the lowest for nearly 50 years, according to data from the Oil and Gas Authority.