The government has granted final consent for fracking at the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in Lancashire.
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.
Cuadrilla said this morning it had finished drilling the UK’s second horizontal shale gas well and would soon prepare for hydraulic fracturing at the site in Lancashire. The announcement coincided with news that a hose pipe ban for residents in the county would begin on 5 August.
Cuadrilla seeks to extend protest injunction at Lancashire fracking site – and applies for fracking consent
Cuadrilla confirmed this morning it was taking further action to prevent protests outside its site at Preston New Road near Blackpool.
Mark Robinson, Campaigns and Policy Assistant at Campaign to Protect Rural England, argues that radical changes are needed to national planning policy to prevent the threat of fracking to the countryside and the communities who live and enjoy it.
The oil company, Angus Energy, has applied for permission to produce from its Lidsey site near Bognor Regis in West Sussex for another 10 years.
One of the key figures in the company expected to frack the UK’s first gas well for nearly seven years has resigned as a director.
The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, has applied to dispose of water which collects on its fracking site near Blackpool into a brook instead of removing it by tanker.
Angus Energy has given more details about problems at its Lidsey oil site near Bognor Regis in West Sussex. It also likened one of Lidsey’s source rocks to the Bakken oil field in North Dakota.
In this week’s listing Launch of Netpol report on policing at anti-fracking protests; Parliamentary debate on fracking in Cheshire; Nottingham County Council motion on seismic testing ; Don’t frack the commonwheel presented to Westminster.