A government department “worked with” Barclays on the “orderly disposal” of the troubled fracking company, Third Energy, ministerial correspondence has revealed.
The cabinet minister who announced the moratorium on fracking last year has been sacked in today’s reshuffle.
Important sections of the injunction against protests outside Cuadrilla’s fracking site near Blackpool have been abandoned.
The new Conservative MP for the Rother Valley in south Yorkshire is calling on the government to extend its moratorium on fracking to include drilling for shale gas.
Just one in ten people support fracking in the UK, according to the latest results in a quarterly government survey.
An Australian mining group has almost doubled its stake in the UK shale gas company, Cuadrilla Resources.
Events in February 2020 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning
Campaigners who fought Cuadrilla’s fracking plans near Blackpool for nearly five years are now questioning the company’s motives for another site a mile away.
Some fracking for oil and gas could still go ahead, despite the government’s moratorium, a ministerial statement has indicated.
A network of groups opposed to fracking near Formby has called for the scheme to be refused because of concerns about flooding, peat extraction, the green belt, noise, traffic and impacts on wildlife.