The pros and cons of Cuadrilla’s proposed planning applications in the Fylde area near Blackpool are being discussed in the letters page of the Lancashire Evening Post. As the decision date for the applications approaches, here’s a series of letters, against and in support of the plans, published in […]
In a statement issued today, Cuadrilla welcomed the extension of an interim injunction preventing trespass on land in the Fylde where the company is seeking permission to frack for shale gas. It also defended its legal action for costs against a single anti-fracking campaigner, Tina Louise Rothery.
30th July 2014 Francis Egan, chief executive of the drilling company, Cuadrilla, went on the radio yesterday to answer questions from listeners about fracking. Mr Egan rarely gives interviews or answers questions from journalists. So we’ve transcribed his answers to the points raised by listeners to BBC Radio […]
An at-a-glance view of April’s news about fracking and onshore oil and gas. For the current month’s news click here 30/4/14 The Guardian reports on REPOWERBalcombe, the scheme which aims to supply the equivalent of 100% of the village’s electricity demand through community-owned, locally-generated renewable energy.
21st February 2014 The green movement’s opposition to shale gas on climate change grounds came under attack on Wednesday (February 19th) from both the Government and the hydrocarbon industry. The Chancellor, George Osborne, and Francis Egan, the chief executive of Cuadrilla, both argued that shale gas would help […]
The Lancashire Evening Posts reports that Cuadrilla Resources has pledged to be “a good neighbour” and pay a community benefit of £100,000 for each exploration wellhead where fracking takes place in the county. The paper reports that the Community Foundation for Lancashire will run a pilot scheme managing community […]
On Tuesday November 5th, the heads of two fracking companies gave evidence to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee. They were asked about safety, public opinion, regulation, delays and the potential value of the fracking industry. Find out the key points of what they said and read […]
Early June New permits needed. Cuadrilla Resources Ltd announces “Shortly before rig mobilisation to the site the Environment Agency advised that it would now require CRL to secure a permit under the provisions of the European Union Mining Waste directive. … This is the first time that the […]
2011 5/12/2011 Cuadrilla Resources Ltd reveals it has planning permission for exploratory drilling at Balcombe. In a statement it says “Exploratory drilling activity may take place at a future date, consistent with the terms of the licence issued by DECC. The initial drilling for the core sampling and […]