Lorries have been taking equipment off Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool over the past two days.
An oil exploration well in one of the most sensitive parts of the country has lacked scrutiny because of legal loopholes.
Two-thirds of the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well was not fracked during a nine-week operation last autumn, according to reports that the company, Cuadrilla, tried to keep secret.
An oil exploration company has said it will not inject dilute acid to stimulate flow at any of its wells in the Weald basin in southern England.
People have been excluded from a public consultation over fracking chemicals by the use of technical language, an industrial chemist has complained.
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.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, is seeking permission to add new chemicals to its fracking operations in Lancashire.
Residents and campaigners who have been monitoring an oil and gas site in East Yorkshire for more than a month are making a direct appeal to the county council to drop its threat of eviction.
Fire crews were called to Rathlin Energy’s West Newton-A well site in East Yorkshire this lunchtime after a hose on a rig became detached and hit the drill cabin.
The government’s new shale regulator, announced last spring, has three members of staff, at a cost of £75,000, operates “virtually” and has no powers, the energy minister has said.