A year ago today, people in the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts waited to hear whether the government would approve Ineos plans to drill for shale gas near their homes. 90 miles away, this scene was repeated in Cheshire where IGas was seeking permission to test its shale […]
DrillOrDrop reviews what might happen in 2021 to UK onshore fracking and other oil and gas developments.
2020 was a frack free year in the UK because the shale gas industry failed to persuade ministers to lift blocks on the process.
IGas blamed the Covid-19 outbreak and a low oil price for falls in production and revenue, along with a rise in debt, in the first half of the year.
Colin Watson, a leading campaigner against fracking and shale gas developments in Cheshire, has died.
The exploration and production company, IGas, said today it was reviewing its capital spending plans with the increase in the oil price.
People living near three shale gas sites in England reported increased levels of stress, a new study has found. The research, which studied communities in Lancashire, Cheshire and North Yorkshire, found people experienced anxiety, sleep disturbance, high levels of anger and exhaustion. One in seven people surveyed for […]
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A government department has refused to release reports by planning inspectors on two public inquiries into shale gas schemes in England.
Plans by IGas to drill and frack for shale gas on Ince Marshes in Cheshire appear to have been shelved.