The definitions of fracking in the UK are limited, ambiguous and inconsistent, a new study has said.
2020 was a frack free year in the UK because the shale gas industry failed to persuade ministers to lift blocks on the process.
On the first anniversary of the moratorium on fracking, shale gas industry proposals to deal with earthquakes have been dismissed as “insufficient”.
People will be able to view seismic monitoring data from around Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site, the company said today.
Cuadrilla predicts the first high volume hydraulic fracture in the UK since 2011 will happen at its site this month. Discussion continues on the government’s consultation on changes to the planning system for shale gas developments, which also ends in October.
Oil production plans for Wressle include new measures to protect water supplies and keep small-scale hydraulic fracturing
The latest planning application for oil production at the Wressle site near Scunthorpe overcomes the objections raised by a government planning inspector, Egdon Resources has said.
Future planning policy for fracking in England could be set in the coming months in the rolling hills and copses of North Yorkshire.
Updated 6.30pm with new information and pictures Three opponents of Third Energy’s plans to frack at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire occupied the workover rig at the site early this morning.
This post collates links to studies, briefings and reports from the past six months on fracking and the onshore oil and gas industry. It includes briefings on the industry and regulation, along with work on emissions, public attitudes to fracking, economic impacts, seismic effects and contamination risks.
12th April 2014 The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has written to the Conservative MP, Peter Lilley, confirming that only one well in the UK has used high volume hydraulic fracturing.