The decision has been delayed in the public inquiry into IGas plans to test the flow of its well at Ellesmere Port, the Planning Inspectorate has confirmed.
The regulation and impact of induced earth tremors accounted for more than a third of the parliamentary answers about fracking from the energy minister this week.
This post has news updates from the eleventh day of the inquiry into IGas plans to test its well at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.
Data from Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool has confirmed that the company vented the powerful greenhouse gas, methane, while it was testing the well last month.
Twenty-nine academics have called on governments and scientists to withdraw their support for fracking because of its climate change impacts.
People living around the Horse Hill oil site near Gatwick Airport have protested about long-term drilling and production plans.
A government adviser has been accused of “negligent failure” for refusing to revise a report on the health impacts of fracking.