The UK’s health and safety watchdog is facing questions from MPs over the way it monitored risks from silica sand at Cuadrilla’s fracking site.
The Australian mining company that owns Cuadrilla is back in profit, partly thanks to benefits from the UK tax system.
The energy minister has confirmed that a small-scale form of fracking, planned for a site in Lincolnshire, is not covered by the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.
A key document needed to allow small-scale fracking at Wressle in north Lincolnshire has not yet been approved.
A workover rig has been delivered to Egdon Resources’ Wressle oil site in North Lincolnshire to prepare the well for production.
Stuart Haszeldine, Professor of Geology at the University of Edinburgh, reviews new research on fracking-induced earthquakes, released yesterday by the Oil & Gas Authority. The studies analysed hydraulic fracturing at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas site near Blackpool and concluded that induced seismicity was difficult to predict […]
Opponents of fracking have used the first anniversary of the moratorium on fracking in England to call for the shale gas industry to give up.
A company that tried to frack in North Yorkshire three years ago says it wants to re-use old gas sites for renewable energy.
The operator of the Wressle oil site near Scunthorpe has confirmed it no longer plans to use acidisation to improve production.
The government has no plans to extend the moratorium on fracking to other forms of well stimulation, correspondence has revealed.