Forecasting earthquakes caused by fracking is still “a scientific challenge”, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said in a report published today.
Government says people living near fracking sites should tolerate more risk and disturbance in the national interest
The UK government formally lifted the moratorium on fracking in England this morning.
The shale gas company, IGas, said today it could drill 80 wells by this time next year, with the “right government support”.
Government advisors have told the new prime minister the UK can’t rely on shale gas to solve the cost-of-living crisis.
The government will publish the review of scientific evidence on fracking and decide on the next steps “in due course”, the energy minister Greg Hands said this week.
As the government considers the future of fracking in England, a new study has revealed little support for a change of policy.
A government department has confirmed it has acted on a threat of legal action from the onshore shale gas industry over the moratorium on fracking.
Public concerns about fracking have shaped opinion about new technologies regarded as vital to achieving UK climate targets, a new study has revealed.
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 […]
Fracking opponents have called for a countdown to restoration at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site near Blackpool after the company gave up consents to key operations.