Transcripts of parliamentary questions, answers and debates on fracking and onshore oil and gas for the week ending 14th November 2014 This week saw a big day for the Infrastructure Bill – see our special report Also questions on: Safety of fracking Ratio of energy needed for extraction […]
The head of an oil and gas company with drilling licences in Kent has bucked industry trends and agreed to put the case for fracking in a public debate.
What’s happening in November? The judicial review of Cuadrilla’s planning permission at Balcombe, debates on fracking in the House of Lords, at Oxfordshire County Council and in Kent, and a decision on Dart Energy’s plans at Ellesmere. Also seminars, meetings, roadshows and information events.
Events and key dates on drilling, fracking and onshore oil and gas developments Friday, 24 October 2014 Deadline for comments on Third Energy UK’s applications for North York Moors National Park Authority and North Yorkshire County Council for a gas production site and reinjection well at Ebberston South. […]
16th July 2014 The BBC explained this morning how it encouraged oil and gas companies and politicians to take part in its live fracking debate at Fernhurst – even though none chose to attend.
Reaction to BBC fracking debate at Fernhurst – “wilful blindness to risk”; “disinformation and innuendo”; “beating climate change”
16th July 2014 Industry’s “systemic, wilful blindness to risk” Jeremy Leggett, green energy entrepreneur and chair of Solarcentury, the UK’s largest independent solar electric company, told BBC Sussex: “I have a lot of sympathy with the points being made in the debate. Look at the record of the […]
15th July 2014 Another attempt at a balanced debate on hydraulic fracturing failed tonight because the pro-frackers again declined to take part.
9th July 2014 The group trying to organise a nationwide debate about fracking in the UK has cancelled its next event because supporters of the process would not take part.
17th June 2014 Vivienne Westwood and organisers of the We Need To Talk About Fracking debates have arranged a second meeting in London after no politicians or industry representatives took part in last night’s event in London. The sell-out audience at Central Hall Westminster heard from six opponents […]
11th June 2014 This evening, almost 900 people had signed an online petition calling on West Sussex County Council to declare the county a frack-free zone. If another 2,100 people sign by mid July, the council is committed to holding a debate on the issue.