UKIP says shale gas is too great an opportunity to ignore but it has promised not to drill for it in national parks.
The government misled parliament and the public over the climate change impacts of shale gas, according to new research. It suggests that ministers may even have breached their code of conduct by giving MPs inaccurate information.
Plans by INEOS to drill an exploratory shale gas well in north Derbyshire have been published by the county council.
The industry organisation, UK Onshore Oil and Gas, has urged the Scottish government to lift the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.
Two anti-fracking campaign groups have joined forces to try to put shale gas on the agenda for the general election.
In this update of protests about fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry: A 12-person lock-on protest outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site Protest outside the Westinghouse nuclear facility near Preston Lock-on protest at A E Yates depot in Bolton
Opponents of fracking are to continue their legal challenges to the decision by the Communities’ Secretary to approve Cuadrilla’s shale gas plans near Blackpool.