The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, announced today it had spent a total of £6.8m in the Lancashire economy in the past two years. But new figures show the cost of policing outside the company’s Preston New Road site near Blackpool reached almost £6m for a single year.
In this week’s listings: Meeting of Derbyshire County Council on INEOS second shale gas application for Marsh Lane; Publication of latest government data on public attitudes to fracking; Webcast of conference on fracking and public health; Plus meetings, gatherings, talks and deadlines.
DrillOrDrop’s January 2018 digest of news about fracking, shale and onshore oil and gas updated daily.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2017 was another 50-year low for the industry.
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.