A government energy minister has declined to give details of the acceptable level of fugitive emissions from fracking wells in the UK.
Work on new exploratory gas wells in East Yorkshire could begin later this year after the Environment Agency announced it had granted Rathlin Energy a permit for its new site at West Newton.
Shale gas development on a significant scale is inconsistent with UK carbon budgets unless three conditions are met, according to long-awaited advice to government.
Costs of dealing with waste water from fracking could be significant and make shale exploitation uneconomic in the UK, according to leading academics.
This round-up looks at 30+ recent studies about fracking published since late October 2015. Please let us know if we’ve missed a report you think should be included. Click here to get in touch.
Professor Kevin Anderson, deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, gave evidence to the inquiry today against Cuadrilla’s plans for fracking at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood. Here are the key points from his evidence:
In this Fracking Week in Westminster Peers discuss coal bed methane extraction in the Forest of Dean Questions on methane emissions from shale gas sites and funding for fracking ‘Permission in principle’ and fracking Kevin Hollinrake’s debate on shale gas and the economy
In this Fracking Week in Westminster In a debate on The Energy Bill, MPs discussed: Methane emissions and meeting carbon targets Local decisions on fracking planning applications The Scottish moratorium Falling oil prices and the viability of shale gas Also: the impact of fracking on the steel industry, […]
Our round-up of recent research and reports on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. Please let us know if we’ve missed out a report that you think should be included. Click here to get in touch.
A small but influential group of people have changed public perception against shale gas, Cuadrilla’s commercial director told a committee of MPs this afternoon. Tony Carruthers blamed anti-fracking campaigners for what he called “ridiculous scaremongering” and said their propaganda had been “extraordinarily successful”.