The constituencies of senior members of the cabinet will be untouched by fracking. But key red wall seats taken by the Conservatives from Labour in 2019, often with small majorities, are in shale gas areas.
The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has said he is preparing to consider the next steps on fracking.
2021 was a year when key decision-makers, institutions and the public said no to the onshore oil and gas industry, often for the first time.
Planning consent has run out at Ineos’s shale gas site at Harthill in South Yorkshire.
DrillOrDrop reviews what might happen in 2021 to UK onshore fracking and other oil and gas developments.
The MP for an area with two potential shale gas sites is expected to call in parliament for a permanent ban on fracking in his constituency.
Official documents confirm that an Ineos company has been awarded permits to drill the Texas shale.
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.
DrillOrDrop’s round-up of the possible action on UK fracking and onshore oil and gas developments in 2020.
The shale gas company, Ineos, has installed new protest injunction notices at its proposed exploration site at Woodsetts in south Yorkshire.