Two Conservative MPs who opposed fracking in their constituencies have won their campaigns, the energy minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, told parliament tonight.
Redundant oil and gas wells could be used for geothermal energy, the would-be fracking company, IGas, said in an announcement this morning.
MPs have promised to monitor how quickly the government implements recommendations of the UK’s citizens’ assembly on climate change.
DrillOrDrop’s autumn diary of events in 2020 about the UK onshore oil and gas industry and campaigns about it.
Angus Energy’s new plans to test for oil at its Balcombe site in West Sussex have been published.
Cuadrilla should be allowed to keep its long-standing Elswick gas production site, Lancashire planners said today, even though there’s been no extraction for more than seven years.
Centrica is giving up its stake in Cuadrilla’s shale gas licence in the Fylde near Blackpool.
The owner of the fracking firm Cuadrilla predicted today that England’s moratorium on hydraulic fracturing would be lifted – but not before 2021.
The UK energy minister said this evening that fracking was over and the government had “moved on”.
A planning application by UK Oil & Gas for an exploration site on the Isle of Wight was published online this afternoon.