The shale gas company, INEOS, has been accused of bullying landowners to allow access for geological surveys.
Investigation underway into firms accused of conflict of interest over seismic monitoring negotiations
Two related firms acting on opposite sides of the table in negotiations over access for seismic monitoring are being investigated by their professional body for alleged conflict of interest.
Seismic surveying in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire could start at the end of this month.
A shale gas company is offering £200 to selected residents in the area around north Nottinghamshire who allow access to their gardens for seismic surveying in preparation for fracking.