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.
Centrica is giving up its stake in Cuadrilla’s shale gas licence in the Fylde near Blackpool.
The UK Government and its advisers “marginalised, downplayed or ignored” public health concerns about shale gas exploration and fracking in England, new research has concluded.
In this guest post, researcher and anti-fracking campaigner Ben Dean argues there should be a change to the law which currently could allow the Chinese to influence shale gas exploration in England.
Losses in IGas more than doubled in 2019 to more than £50m as the company turned its back on shale exploration in north west England, annual accounts have revealed.
The government has given some details of what would be needed to end the moratorium on fracking in England.
Angus Energy – the company behind oil sites in southern England – announced today it was looking into transactions of shares held by its chairman. It also claimed oil at one of its sites was higher quality than Brent Crude.
Decisions about fracking lack legitimacy because the public perceive that decision-makers lack expertise. That’s a key finding of new research into how people likely to be affected by fracking see the process of deciding on shale gas proposals.
Local councils in England are to be required to develop policies that “facilitate” onshore oil and gas developments, under revised government guidelines.