An application for a licence to explore for shale gas in south west County Fermanagh has prompted questions and opposition among anti-fracking campaigners and local people.
The shale gas commissioner, Natascha Engel has resigned after just over six months, she has told a national newspaper.
As Ineos prepares to launch its sponsorship of Britain’s leading cycling team at next week’s Tour de Yorkshire, an opponent of the company’s fracking plans reports on his own ride through the region’s shale gas licences.
Cuadrilla looks likely to miss the planning deadline to frack its second shale gas well at Preston New Road, in Lancashire, correspondence has revealed.
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.
Less than a quarter of people support relaxing the rules on fracking-induced earth tremors, according to results of a new survey published today.
Third Energy has committed to drill three wells and frack four in the Ryedale area of North Yorkshire in the next four years.