Northern Ireland’s economy minister has proposed a moratorium on onshore oil and gas operations followed by legislation to ban it.
The would-be fracking firm, Third Energy, has been acquired by a renewables company, which plans to use old gas wells to generate geothermal energy.
DrillOrDrop’s checklist of what to look out for in 2022 on UK onshore oil and gas
2021 was a year when key decision-makers, institutions and the public said no to the onshore oil and gas industry, often for the first time.
More than twice as many people oppose fracking than support it, according to a new government survey published today.
A government department has confirmed it has acted on a threat of legal action from the onshore shale gas industry over the moratorium on fracking.
COP26 president, Alok Sharma, told a review session this morning there was “still a lot more work to be done”. He said ministers had to “dial up” their engagement if the talks were to finish on time at the end of tomorrow (12/11/21).
The Australian owner of the fracking company, Cuadrilla, has blamed the UK government’s net zero policy for increasing energy prices.
DrillOrDrop’s updated diary of events in autumn 2021 involving the UK onshore oil and gas industry and campaigns about it.
IGas has announced it will not appeal against the recent refusal of planning permission at its shale gas site in Misson, Nottinghamshire. The wellpad will now be restored.