In this guest post, Chris Hesketh makes the case for a post-Covid-19 recovery without fracking or unconventional gas extraction.
The government has no plans to extend the moratorium on fracking to other forms of well stimulation, correspondence has revealed.
Complex geology in one of the UK’s leading shale gas regions places a major constraint on exploration and production, scientists have concluded.
Plans by IGas to drill and frack for shale gas on Ince Marshes in Cheshire appear to have been shelved.
Updated 24 April 2020 The investment bank, VSA Capital, has hinted that politics, rather than science, could overturn the moratorium on onshore fracking in England.
With the government announcement last week to postpone its decision on plans at IGas’s Ellesmere Port site in Cheshire, a member of Frack Free Upton reflects on, and celebrates, the local campaign against the onshore gas industry.
Losses in IGas more than doubled in 2019 to more than £50m as the company turned its back on shale exploration in north west England, annual accounts have revealed.
The Home Office has reimbursed another £1.28m to Lancashire Constabulary for the costs of policing Cuadrilla’s fracking site at Preston New Road.
Cuadrilla has taken more equipment off its fracking site near Blackpool this week.
Life must be made difficult for oil and gas companies that increase – or fail to reduce – carbon emissions, Lancashire anti-fracking campaigners have argued.