More than 80% of people have supported plans for reusing former gas wells in North Yorkshire to provide renewable energy, according to survey findings published today.
The shale gas company, IGas, said today it could drill 80 wells by this time next year, with the “right government support”.
The organisation representing the UK shale industry has offered to fix gas prices to industry, transport and homes.
IGas has estimated it could produce fracked gas for three million homes within 12-18 months if the fracking moratorium was lifted.
A public inquiry into plans for gas exploration wells near the Surrey village of Dunsfold is due to be held this summer.
In this guest post, Chris Hesketh makes the case for a post-Covid-19 recovery without fracking or unconventional gas extraction.
A businessman who lives near Cuadrilla’s shale gas site is preparing to sue the company on behalf of residents who say their homes were damaged in August’s fracking-induced earthquake.
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.
Fracking Week in Parliament. The government has said it has no plans to establish a minimum distance between homes and shale gas sites across the country.
A policy requiring a distance of 500m between homes and fracking sites in North Yorkshire got official backing today – but the fracking industry immediately threatened to challenge it in court.