A bid to allow gas fields in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire to operate until 2035 is now likely to be approved after a government ruling.
Some fracking for oil and gas could still go ahead, despite the government’s moratorium, a ministerial statement has indicated.
Events in March 2019 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning
The government should refuse consent for Third Energy’s fracking plans in North Yorkshire, campaigners said this morning in response to publication of the company’s annual accounts.
Two City veterans have resigned as directors of the gas company, Third Energy, a year after their appointments.
Government proposals to take shale gas decisions out of the local planning system could result in a “one-size-fits all” approach with unrestricted drilling and fracking, a new parliamentary group has been told.
Third Energy seeks to extend consent for gas pipeline – campaigners fear it is not “fit for purpose”
The fracking company Third Energy is seeking to extend planning permission for a gas pipeline, which campaigners say is potentially unsafe.
Opponents of fracking are intensifying their campaign against the shale gas industry across northern England.
A newspaper article in North Yorkshire led to speculation during the weekend that gas company, Third Energy, had already carried out test fracks at its Kirby Misperton well site.
Campaigners in North Yorkshire have said they may seek an injunction against fracking by Third Energy at Kirby Misperton because of concerns about the pipeline that would transport any produced gas.