The new business secretary has formally reinstated the moratorium on fracking in England.
Conservative-controlled East Yorkshire council has voted overwhelmingly against fracking locally in one of the first formal reactions to the government’s lifting of the moratorium in England.
DrillOrDrop is compiling reaction to the government’s announcement that it will lift the moratorium on fracking in England.
The government will publish the review of scientific evidence on fracking and decide on the next steps “in due course”, the energy minister Greg Hands said this week.
The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has said he is preparing to consider the next steps on fracking.
Time runs out today for Ineos at a second shale gas site in England.
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.