The sound barrier at Third Energy’s would-be fracking site at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire came down today. This follows the withdrawal of other equipment over the past month.
Who should decide on fracking came under the spotlight on BBC Question Time from Blackpool last night.
INEOS has accused Derbyshire councillors of a “confused” decision based on politics not science after they opposed the company’s plans for a shale gas well.
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Egdon Resources announced today it was “fully committed” to its oil well at Wressle near Scunthorpe and would submit new planning applications to develop the site.
Updated: Local people should have greater say in decisions – Government response on shale wealth fund
Updated 13 November 2017 with reaction to the shale wealth fund proposals Communities should have greater control of the decisions that affect them, the government said today in its response to a consultation on the proposed shale wealth fund.
In this week’s listings Scheduled date for the start of fracking at Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton site; Debate in the Scottish Parliament on unconventional oil and gas; Protest against INEOS injunction and plans for drilling at Woodsetts; Breaking the Chain exhibition; Decision meeting on Cuadrilla’s Becconsall site;
A shale gas company seeking to do tests on council land will have waited at least a year by the time it gets a decision.
60+ events in October 2017 about fracking and onshore oil and gas in the UK including: Anti-fracking demonstrations in Manchester, Lancashire and North Yorkshire; Community exhibitions; Art auction fundraiser; Council decision meetings; Town hall meeting on fracking research; Tour by Canadian campaigner, Jessica Ernst; Global Frackdown day.
Flow testing for oil at the Broadford Bridge exploration site is now underway, UK Oil & Gas plc announced this afternoon.