The number of onshore oil and gas wells drilled in the UK in 2018 was a 68-year low for the industry.
Events in January and beyond about UK fracking, onshore oil and gas and campaigning.
DrillOrDrop’s round-up of the likely action on fracking and onshore oil and gas developments in 2019
As 2018 concludes, DrillOrDrop has compiled some of the key statistics from the past 12 months for the UK onshore oil and gas industry.
2018 was a year of firsts for fracking and the campaigns against it, with successes and setbacks on both sides of the argument.
The shale gas company, IGas, confirmed this evening that its Tinker Lane well near Blyth in north Nottinghamshire had failed to discover the primary target, the Bowland shale formation.
IGas proposals to explore for gas at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire were incompatible with UK commitments to limit temperature rise, a climate change expert will warn next month.
Injunctions sought against protests at sites operated by IGas and Angus Energy has been renewed by a High Court judge.
An injunction sought by the shale gas company, IGas, represents the “high water mark” of restrictions against protests, a challenger claimed today.
Injunctions mean that people who trespass on a UK fracking site face a bigger maximum penalty than if they committed the same offence at Buckingham Palace, the High Court was told today.