The government has rejected arguments for a moratorium on fracking and stricter regulation made by MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee.
The chief executive of Cuadrilla, Francis Egan, rejected claims from a senior MP that the fracking industry was self-regulated. And he warned that nothing would get done if regulators were looking over the industry’s shoulder.
People living near fracking operations in north-west England might need to get used to earthquakes, a conference heard yesterday.
Operators started drilling (spudded) 19 onshore oil and gas wells in 2014, four more than in 2013, but 10 down on 2011. Click here for 2013 figures and charts. Based on information from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), 10 of the 2014 spudded wells were […]
An oil well drilled in the South Downs National Park in 2010 could be abandoned because the companies behind it have given up their exploration plans for the area. The decision follows a study which found there was little prospect of finding shale oil or gas.
Government support for fracking has made people less likely to believe that decisions about shale gas will be objective and independent, according to new research. The study for the Department of Energy and Climate Change also found that the more people learned about shale gas, the more opposed […]
The government is planning to review rules designed to reduce the risk of earthquakes from fracking operations, a civil servant said this morning.