Two-thirds of the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well was not fracked during a nine-week operation last autumn, according to reports that the company, Cuadrilla, tried to keep secret.
Fracking Week in Parliament. The government has said it has no plans to establish a minimum distance between homes and shale gas sites across the country.
A policy requiring a distance of 500m between homes and fracking sites in North Yorkshire got official backing today – but the fracking industry immediately threatened to challenge it in court.
Support for fracking in the UK has fallen to its lowest level, according to a regular public opinion poll for the government.
The latest findings from an ongoing government survey show the highest level of opposition to shale gas exploitation so far.