Emissions from flares – including climate-damaging methane – could be underestimated, according to new research published today.
An oil exploration company has said it will not inject dilute acid to stimulate flow at any of its wells in the Weald basin in southern England.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, is seeking permission to add new chemicals to its fracking operations in Lancashire.
Cuadrilla has called for an urgent review of the rules on earth tremors caused by fracking after revealing that it fully fractured only two of 42 planned stages at its shale gas well near Blackpool.
In this week’s listings: Cuadrilla due to start fracking at Preston New Road. Three campaigners jailed for fracking protest appeal against sentence. Vivienne Westwood and Joe Corre to visit fracking opponents in Lancashire. National climate crisis rally at Cuadrila’s shale gas site.
Friends of the Earth has called for a ban on the use of acid to stimulate the flow of oil and gas in onshore wells.
Cuadrilla’s bid to change rules for Lancs shale gas site raises concerns about “intensified fracking”
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, is being urged to explain why it is seeking changes to the environmental permit for its site near Blackpool.
The prospect of fracking for shale gas in Lancashire has already had a profound effect on local people, according to new research.
The recommendation of the inspector at Cuadrilla’s public inquiry into fracking plans in Lancashire has been sent to government. The Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the report went to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Greg Clark, by yesterday’s deadline.
The water and energy industries met under one roof today to talk fracking. A conference, hosted by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, heard from regulators, the shale industry, consultancies, academics and a campaign organisation.