The company that wants to frack for shale gas near Formby in Lancashire is pressing ahead with its planning application, despite the government’s recent moratorium.
As the dust settles on the government’s fracking U-turn, former ministerial adviser professor Peter Styles explains why definitions matter and how one part of England could be excluded from the moratorium.
Cuadrilla’s major investor, A J Lucas, has said up to 72 lateral wells could be drilled from a shale gas site like Preston New Road, near Blackpool.
Opposition to fracking reached 44%, a record high, in the latest government survey of public attitudes to shale gas.
If the UK government’s moratorium on fracking is lifted in the future, shale gas companies are likely to face an extra challenge in North Yorkshire.
Anti-fracking protesters have experienced violence and intimidation from police officers, leading to physical injuries, trauma and a breakdown of trust, a new study reveals.
This post has updates from the start of a public inquiry in Scunthorpe into plans by Egdon Resources to produce oil for 15 years at its site nearby at Wressle.
The energy secretary, Andrea Leadsom, confirmed the government’s U-turn on shale gas policy in a statement to parliament today.
A public inquiry which opens tomorrow into oil plans in north Lincolnshire could see the first examination of the government moratorium on fracking.
The government has revealed there was overwhelming opposition to its plans – now shelved – to speed up development of the shale gas industry.