Greater Manchester announced a policy this morning which would have the effect of blocking fracking across one of the UK’s major shale gas regions.
A mining geologist has called for the suspension of fracking for gas in the main shale areas of northern England because he says the rocks contain high concentrations of toxic heavy metals.
IGas plans to test a gas well in Ellesmere Port will undermine efforts to regenerate a seriously deprived area and put nearby homes and businesses at risk, campaigners will argue later this month.
Images from the IGas site at Tinker Lane in north Nottinghamshire this morning confirm that the company has begun demobilising and removing equipment.
The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2018 was a 68-year low for the industry.
As 2018 concludes, DrillOrDrop has compiled some of the key statistics from the past 12 months for the UK onshore oil and gas industry.
Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site grabbed the attention of readers during 2018. Seven of the 10 most-read posts on DrillOrDrop in the past 12 months were about activities or protests at the site. Also in the top 10 posts with readers were Europa’s surprise announcement that it was […]