The new Conservative MP for the Rother Valley in south Yorkshire is calling on the government to extend its moratorium on fracking to include drilling for shale gas.
An Australian mining group has almost doubled its stake in the UK shale gas company, Cuadrilla Resources.
Events in February 2020 and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning
As the election draws to a close, campaigner Ada Zaffina sets out for the new government what she thinks is wrong with the moratorium on fracking.
Industry and government blamed public opposition to fracking for the slow progress of the UK shale gas industry, according to a secret official report finally released.
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Cuadrilla has confirmed that it has finished the flow test on its second horizontal shale gas well at Preston New Road, near Blackpool.
Opposition to fracking reached 44%, a record high, in the latest government survey of public attitudes to shale gas.
The energy secretary, Andrea Leadsom, confirmed the government’s U-turn on shale gas policy in a statement to parliament today.
The government has revealed there was overwhelming opposition to its plans – now shelved – to speed up development of the shale gas industry.