A Cuadrilla executive has predicted that shale gas from the company’s site at Preston New Road near Blackpool is likely to be used in local homes by early next year.
A community group and an anti-fracking campaigner have lost their legal challenge against the Communities’ Secretary over the way he granted permission for fracking at a site in Lancashire.
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Councillors in Nottinghamshire have backed IGas’s plans for a second shale gas site in the county – but by a margin of just one vote.
A council in what could be one of the country’s leading shale gas areas has agreed a new policy document to help it deal with planning applications.
There are two more days left to comment on future planning policy for oil and gas exploration and production in West Sussex and the South Downs National Park.