Fracking opponents have warned of a “huge backlash” if the government agrees to industry demands for new rules to make shale gas production quicker and easier.
As the new prime minister takes office, one of the biggest immediate challenges will be the UK’s energy crisis, with soaring bills and the threat of rationing this winter. Some see onshore shale gas as part of the solution. But given shale’s record over the past decade, can […]
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has taken the first step to extending the life of its suspended fracking site near Blackpool.
The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has ordered a scientific review of the impact of fracking.
The MP representing the area around Cuadrilla’s shale gas site in Lancashire has opposed efforts by some fellow Conservatives to lift the moratorium on fracking and relax regulations on earthquakes.
Government appeared to be considering a u-turn this afternoon on the order to Cuadrilla to plug and abandon its shale gas wells at Preston New Road near Blackpool.
One of the flare stacks at Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site was no longer visible this morning.
Opponents of fracking in Lancashire have welcomed Cuadrilla’s announcement that it is to plug and abandon shale gas wells near Blackpool.
Two years after the UK’s strongest fracking-induced earthquake, there’s no agreement on how to manage shale gas risks, an exploration company said today.
Stuart Haszeldine, Professor of Geology at the University of Edinburgh, reviews new research on fracking-induced earthquakes, released yesterday by the Oil & Gas Authority. The studies analysed hydraulic fracturing at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool and concluded that induced seismicity was difficult to predict […]