“This is not the moment to abandon the campaign for net zero”, the former UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, told the opening day of the COP27 climate talks in Egypt.
As ministers consider how to compensate people living near shale gas sites, a DrillOrDrop analysis of the UK’s only fracking community benefit fund raises questions about its value.
Some politicians, campaign groups and residents have reacted with anger at the official lifting of the moratorium on fracking in England. But two leading shale gas companies have welcomed today’s announcement.
The shale gas company, IGas, said today it could drill 80 wells by this time next year, with the “right government support”.
Residents and businesses in the Ryedale area of North Yorkshire are being asked what they think about producing geothermal energy from old gas wells, including one once earmarked for fracking.
The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has ordered a scientific review of the impact of fracking.
A crane has been installed today at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road in Lancashire.
One of the flare stacks at Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking site was no longer visible this morning.
A controversial operation to improve oil flow at a site in Lincolnshire has been successful, the operator said this morning.
Opponents of shale gas have welcomed the refusal by Nottinghamshire County Council of an application by IGas for more time at its exploratory drilling site at Misson Springs. More details here.